As the Daily Telegraph continues to take its expenses scoop into the territory of flogging a dead horse, I can hardly be alone in being very disturbed by the visceral and irrational nature of much of the commentary in the blogosphere on this issue.
Almost literally, many bloggers have become part of a hanging mob. The level of hatred and vituperation against politics and politicians has reached a level of shrillness that is frankly sickening.
The kind of angry, mostly male, blogger who can literally call for politicians to be strung up- and to mean it- is becoming part of a vile and anti democratic stench that this whole sorry affair has created.
This kind of irrational, emotive drivel is what feeds Fascism.
I am very glad indeed that I am not in the UK at the moment, the atmosphere must be thoroughly poisonous. Frankly I have been sad and disappointed by what has been going on in Parliament, but the point is now to think rationally about reform and reconstruction. Continuing to tear down the democratic institutions is a very dangerous road indeed.
The way that the Telegraph is handling this story- milking it out with innuendo and inaccuracy- is deeply irresponsible.
But then again responsibility is not a word I have associated with the sinister Barclay brothers who are the proprietors of that newspaper and who presumably authorised the purchase of the stolen files, even after other newspapers are said to have declined.
Enough is enough.