You would have thought London Tory MEP Charles Tannock may have better things to do, other than slag off Cathy Ashton that is. While we are in the midst of Commissioner- Designate hearings, not to mention the prospect of a general election in the not too distant future, Charles concerns himself with a coat of arms for London.
Why, you may well ask? What for? Why now?
If the political party of which I was a member was looking to dramatically cut state education, housing provision and many other public services enjoyed by the vast majority of people in Britain, I wouldn’t at the same time talk about gratuitously spending our money (yours and mine and Charles’s for that matter) on silly baubles. The fact that Charles does gives you some idea of Tory priorities.