I am not quite sure what most irritates me about Harridan Harperson.
Her anti-Liberal special pleading perhaps?
That no one should achieve success by their own efforts, but should also match some Harman defined template for what is acceptable- this I find both patronising and insulting.
A feminist that does not believe simply in the equality of women, but rather that women should be given extra "help" in order to make up for some Harman-defined long term "injustice against women". Several highly successful women friends of mine would regard this as humiliation and not a triumph.
Her tone is such that when she- as usual- makes highly controversial statements, one can tell that to disagree with her is not just to hold a contending point of view, it is to be morally inferior. Only her vision is ethical and right, all others are so incorrect as to warrant persecution.
It is largely this arrogance that has got the Labour party into its current mess, so it is with rather mixed feelings that I greet the supposed "plot" that she and David Milliband are said to be concocting against the Prime Minister. If true, it only confirms her arrogance (and one might argue, her political naivety). However, one can hope that she may be successful and thus finally destroy the political zombie of the post-Socialist Labour party.
Since 1997, Labour have had two leaders, The Liberal Democrats four leaders and the Conservatives five. While one can certainly argue that Brown has so far not been a successful leader, to change now would be an admission of panic. In the looking-glass world of Harriet, perhaps such a failure would be counted as a success?
So in that spirit I wish this mistaken and occasionally deluded politician all the success in the world.