Is there anything more nauseating than someone who is immune from the effects of the economic downturn saying how the recession might be good news?
Here's Conservative Health Spokesman Andrew Lansley (pictured above):
"On many counts, recessions can be good for us. People tend to smoke less, drink less alcohol, eat less rich food and spend more time at home with their families."
Don't you just love the 'us'?
As a superannuated member of Britain’s political elite, you can be sure the recession will not be impacting on Mr Lansley.
Meanwhile Richard Kay reports:
David Cameron is set to defy the credit crunch by going to a lavish black-tie party -only weeks after he instructed Tory chiefs not be seen drinking champagne at a reception.
Most of the Conservative high command is likely to be at multi-millionaire hedge fund tycoon Michael Hintze's 55th birthday bash later this week - but they are under orders to keep details secret.
Although his investment fund has had £200 million wiped off its value in recent weeks, Hintze, one of the Tories' most prominent backers, is understood to be determined to push the boat out.
As I've said before many times before, the big divide in Britain today is not between Labour and Conservative, but between the political elite and the rest of us.