Am I the only one to see a certain irony in the latest chapter of the MacKay-Belinda soap opera? Here we have someone who was supposed to be the poster boy for moderate conservatism being accused of misogyny and foot-in-mouth disease from other so-called moderates. Another political template thrown out the window — until short-term memory fades, of course. Then, the usual stereotypes about "moderates" will be used over and over again, right on cue.
In other words, the word "moderate" is thrown around in politics as frequently and easily as insults are in the House of Commons.