Lenin's Tomb is on marvellous form at the moment, skewering ex-leftists like David Blunkett and Nick Cohen's allegedly liberal baiting meme of the 'dinner party' here, writing a piece on Orwell I'd always planned to write here, and on the evident psychosis of the aformentioned former home secretary here. The sheer self-delusion and brutality of Blunkett, revealed more obviously than ever in his memoirs, have been a thing to behold- it's staggering to think the man was once thought of as a 'loony left', at the helm of the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire. Adocating machine-gunning prisoners, bombing independent news services- a rightward swing that Mussolini would have envied. But most staggering of all is that he seems to think he deserves sympathy for all this. Mussolini may have written some awful novels, but at least he never tried to make people feel his pain.