Ted’s knighthood sparks ructions on the right…

BROWN’S announcement that “a great friend” and former Irish republican cheerleader Ted Kennedy is to get a knighthood has gone down like a lead balloon with the Tories, and the right-wing Press (as typified by the Daily Mail) is apoplectic. The DUP spokesman was more gloating: “How times have changed. One of the great champions of Irish nationalism on Capitol Hill receiving an honorary knighthood.” It’s a bit contradictory all right, but I guess Kennedy’s ill health will mean not much will come of it. One wonders why Brown bothered. I guess he’s just trying to ingratiate himself with Obama…