George Galloway, the Respect MP and former official spokesman for David Cameron's anti-independence campaign, asked Hugo Rifkind yesterday if he had any comment to make about his father's spectacular fall from grace. Rifkind responded with a rather tired and unimaginative attempt at a put-down -
"Thanks for asking, George. I suppose I'd just say I salute my dad's courage, strength and indefatigability. Hope this helps."
For some reason, though, the Mirror thought this boilerplate insult was bloody hilarious, and gushed about a "brutal smackdown" and a "truly epic burn". This raises a few questions -
1) Why is the "left-wing" Mirror cheerleading so fervently for a posh Tory journalist?
2) Why are two of Cameron's disciples squabbling with each other anyway?
3) Why did Rifkind think comparing his dad to Saddam Hussein would annoy Galloway?
Answers on a postcard...