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Monday, June 26, 2017

They come to believe the abuse is all their fault, and forgive because he invites them to his place for keggers.

Lord Patten- variously a British MP, cabinet minister, chair of the Conservative Party and the BBC, last governor of Hong Kong, EU Commissioner, and Chancellor of Oxford University, has written a memoir.

Comparing the three prime ministers for whom he worked, Patten compared Sir John Major to the bullying ideologue who preceded him, and in so doing explains the passivity of US Republicans in Congress today:
“John was one of the most decent people ever to lead the Conservative party… He actually listened to other opinions… But its senior members had got used to being roughed up, and seemed to find it difficult to summon the grace to behave well when they were themselves treated like grown ups.”

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