I suppose it was inevitable that Cameron would try and make political capital from a couple of juvenile psychopaths, just as his occult master Tony did over the Bulger case all those years ago. What’s depressing about this is that it’s part of the playbook, it’s all goping to happen again: even as I write there is some other political creature currently scheming his or her way through university, a miniature psycho festering in his pram, a poor tormented victim yet unborn, and, in future years, each will come to the appointed place. It’s like we’re supposed to be electing Kenneth Anger or someone.
I mean, what’s the political argument supposed to be here? “Under the previous Conservative government, two young boys tortured poor Jamie Bulger to death. Now children have not been tortured to death by other children. They’ve just been tortured. In future, they’ll just be mocked a little bit in line with rigorous targets set by the government. That's Labour: making a real difference.”
“My honourable friend is quite right to point out that James Bulger was tortured to death by two children under a Conservative government. They started the job, and got on with it until it was finished. Now, under Labour, they stop halfway through because their arms are too tired. This is exactly what you’d expect from the big state approach of this government, and its enervating effect on initiative and enterprise. Vote Conservative.