Old Moore’s Tory Stargazer Predicts Prime Minister Nick Clegg For 2012
NICK Clegg could become Prime Minister one day, claims the astrologer in the new edition of Old Moore’s Almanack 2012. Oh, but hang on a minute. There’s also Theresa May to consider. She, too, is potential PM material according to a profile in the mag which unveils the year (and more) ahead, occasionally with startling accuracy.
I’ve long suspected that ‘Dr Francis Moore’ – the eponymous astrologer of the title, still going strong at 314 years-old – is a celestial right-winger who treats the bit between Thatcher’s fall and Cameron’s rise as a moral low in British history. Last year, he wrote enthusiastically of the Tory tide: ‘This is the beginning of a period that is going to be more difficult and very different to the freewheeling, destructive influences we have been enjoying for the past twenty years.’ He relished the return of ‘traditional, old-fashioned values of discipline, respect andresponsibility [his italics]…largely missing for twenty years.’ Oddly, profilgate bankers played no part in our bankruptcy; and anyone might think Tony Blair had not been a right-wing wealth-lover.
Not content with ignoring any possibility of a Labour return this side of my death, he then foresees that politics will gradually move more to the right as ‘political uncertainty’ prevails until 2018. If this is correct then may I be the first to extend my congratulations to the Murdoch press on their sterling work.
I think it time the Left encouraged a few of its followers to take up astrology instead of farting about with humdrum atheism and Dignitas-bound sociological materialism.
Ed Miliband is missing a trick, I fear.