“They don’t bother us. It’s just that they are annoying,” a “senior Conservative official” told the G&M’s Dear Jane yesterday about the public’s uproar in reaction to the Cons’ scrapping of the compulsory long-form census.
“Census freedom,” this same anonymous Conbot amusingly called it.
Apparently we the public are “annoying” to Steve now.
And not just the Lib/NDP/Green/I-don’t-fucking-vote-for-any-of-those-bastards public either. Not even Con voters support Steve’s “Après moi, le déluge” style of government.
According to Angus Reid, only 31% of people who voted Con last time “side with the government’s argument that the long form census is intrusive,” while 53% of previous Con voters “believe that the long form census yields data that is important to make policy decisions in all areas of public service, and should remain mandatory.”
Jane’s column header today is Clement digs in heels and gains a supporter on census. The “supporter” turns out to be a rightwing radiohead.
Okay . . . that’s one. I dunno, Jane, I don’t think you’re helping here.
Over the weekend Feschuk took the piss out of Jane’s many columns consisting almost entirely of quotes from anonymous “seniory super-inside long-time party whatever” Con sources. Lols.
For a decent column on the census containing actual, you know, facts : the incomparable Zerb.