Lookalike

While browsing through leading churnalist reddit-plaigarising site Buzzfeed earlier, I noted an amusing article titled “26 Pictures of Politicians When They Were Younger“. Looking through the photos was a mostly prejudice confirming exercise, until I got to number 22, showing former Chancellor and current leader of Better Together, Alistair Darling.

Presumably the photo was taken during Darling’s time as a supporter of the Trotskyite Fourth International, and before his Parliamentary career. Looking at that stern defiant gaze, that ruggedly handsome beard, we couldn’t help but think of another working class hero…

Ed Bauer vs. Alistair Darling. One is a ceaseless campaigner for the rights and welfare of those less fortunate than himself - and the other is a former Labour Chancellor.

Ed Bauer vs. Alistair Darling.
One a ceaseless campaigner for the rights and welfare of those less fortunate than himself  – the other a former Labour Chancellor.

In true Private Eye style we have to ask “are they perhaps related?”

In other news: Congratulations to the 13 students against whom illegal and unjustified charges and suspensions had previously been brought by the police and the University of Birmingham respectively. All charges have now been dropped. The rule of law prevails over malicious myth-making.

Now might be a time for campus reactionaries to display some humility and offer a few mea culpas.

 

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