Thanks to the unwise blabbing of Tory finance spokesman George Osborne, we now have a pretty good idea. A good yacht in a good location certainly does wonders to befuddle the minds of otherwise well-educated politicians.
- Greek Tragedy or Whitehall Farce? (Independent on Sunday, 26 October 2008)
- The Bullingdon Club - When Gentlemen Fall Out (Independent on Sunday, 26 October 2008)
- Osborne affair is about judgement (David Thompson, BBC News)
Other politicians who have had yacht-related leakage include
- John McCain (McCain, lobbyist on playboy con-man's yacht)
- Tony Blair (Cherie, Tony, Bono and a billionaire's yacht)
As I predicted a few weeks ago (Political Double Acts), we are already starting to get an exciting frisson of tension between the Prince of Darkness and the Prince of Gloom. But even I had no idea that this tension would be presented to the public in such a devious and dramatic fashion.
After all, if there is one person in British politics we cannot imagine being lured onto a Mediterranean yacht, surely it is Gordon Brown, whose Scottish austerity is contrasted against these decadent Oxford graduates. So what exactly is the true purpose of Lord Malfoy's return?