Nonetheless, Grimes has taken this unpromising state of affairs and attempted to bluff his way out of it, appearing on the “So what you’re saying is …” broadcast with London AM Peter Whittle, who may be glad of the delay in this year’s Mayoral and Assembly elections as he will most likely be shot out of office in his next encounter with the electorate.
Sadly, Grimes falls into the same trap as O’Neill, trying desperately to frame the criticism of his Politics Live appearance as left versus right. And like O’Neill, that is not what those critics were at. The subject was Covid-19, and Grimes did not know what he was talking about. He whines about “they say I haven’t got a degree”, but they don’t. That’s just another facet of his victimhood playing. He just didn’t know his subject.
Moreover, the thought also enters that while Grimes might like to categorise himself as “working class”, what he does as a pundit, and in the service of the IEA, might be difficult to justify as being work. As in anything that is economically productive.
Grimes' schtick summed up in one image
The IEA can put him straight about supply and demand. I’ll just leave that one there.
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