Sunday, 23 January 2011
To quit or not to quit, that is the question
Peter Hitchens on the Andrew Marr show today [23rd Jan] made a passing remark about Andy Coulson where I think he said there was a growing tendency for top people to quit before they had been proved guilty of any wrongdoing. If I heard him correctly then how indeed things have changed. When I became an adult in the 1950's I feel sure I remember top people just accepting responsibility for what went on in the organisations for which they were responsible and just resigned as the right & proper thing to do. Nowadays, apparently, if you don't hang on & hope that you won't be forced out you are a silly billy. If Coulson didn't know what was going on he was incompetent. If he did know then he is guilty. Either way when he resigned from the News of the World he should have stayed away from media jobs. Ed Milliband said it calls into question Camerons judgment. Brilliantly original Ed. Did you come up with it all by yourself or did Alistair Campbell help you?