Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Bob Ainsworth's guilt-fuelled insomnia

Barely a day seems to go by without Secretary of State for Defence Bob Ainsworth cropping up on TV telling us that another young soldier has come back from Afghanistan in a body bag, or that meeting the Queen and getting a new medal will help grieving widows and orphaned children help 'plug the gap' left behind.

It's given me plenty of chances to study his face for signs of shame, remorse, sorrow - anything really.

But none of it's there: just the characteristic moustache: I wonder how he sleeps at night? In fact - I wonder IF he sleeps at night, or if he just tosses and turns in a frenzied, guilt-fuelled insomnia?

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