I was considering giving the Prat of the Week award to this bloke, but this week's award has already been allocated.
Therefore I have instituted another award, which doubtless will never be used again, namely "Hyperbole of the Week".
This week's Hyperbole of the Week Award goes to Nanny's chums in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) for publishing an article by Mike Daube, Professor of Health Policy Curtin University of Technology Perth Western Australia.
Professor Daube and the BMJ have decided, for reasons that unclear, to put their noses into the Tory leadership contest.
Specifically, the BMJ is very concerned about the long term health effects to the nation of a win by Ken Clarke.
Professor Daube has written a lengthy, and "hyperbolic" (I do like that word), article on the horrors of Ken Clarke's association with BAT and the tobacco industry. He portrays dear old Ken as an angel of death, a tad over the top wouldn't you say.
Here is an extract:
"The tobacco industry comprises evil companies, promoting and selling a product they know to be lethal. Kenneth Clarke has been a supporter of the industry for over 30 years, and one of its leaders since 1998.
Surely a peddler of death and disease has no place aspiring to lead the party of Disraeli, let alone a great country.
If he is elected, companies such as BAT will flourish with access at the highest levels,
while their products kill more and more millions in Britain
and around the world."
I wonder what the learned professor would say if David "I won't tell you if I took drugs" Cameron won?
Methinks that the BMJ would be better off keeping their minds on their jobs, and not interfering in politics; especially since doctors are one of the highest consumers of drink, drugs and fags in the professions.