For all three of you regular readers yearning for great political insights from Our Man, and not funny videos by other folk - Our Man says: what is wrong with you? Besides, Our Man has been on a Secret Mission to spread the gospel according to St. Ourmani, and he's hopeful of being able to report back with news to warm the home front very soon. But, until then, may he offer his expert analysis on some of the chaff that keeps obscuring his radar:
1. Take a chill pill, conservative commentators, Japan's new governing DPJ is not a bunch of red-eyed Stalinist Satanists.
2. Neither are they completely inept, wet-behind-the-ears herbivores. Well, some of them aren't anyway.
3. About this whole "centre-left" thing and getting closer to the mainland and dumping the Yanks and following the British Cabinet system as a role model. Remember Tony? Tony Blair when he was just a PM of a middle-ranking country and not the McSaviour of the Earth? He came in In a Blaze of Glory promising (in his best French) to push his uniquely unique island nation closer to the nearest continent, and further from the Yanks, and to embrace social inclusion, yadda, yadda and Our Man says again, yadda.
Well, it didn't quite work out like that in the end, did it readers?
Pic of British democracy in action lifted from here.