For example, today I find myself in total agreement with the Daily Mail's lead story
which represents my own views perfectly - or so it might seem at first glance. But it's not always as simple as that. My anger with Campbell, for helping to justify a war that has killed thousands and not regretting a single thing, is perhaps not the same as the Mail's, who may see anger over the war as a way of damaging Labour, particularly in the run-up to a general election. So can I say I really agree with the front page? I don't know if I can, because I don't really know the motivation behind it. It appears to represent my views, but there's a good chance that it doesn't - and I'm particularly wary, given who it is, of course.
Similarly, while I found myself opposed to the idea of Anjem Choudhary and his mates marching through Wootton Bassett as an inflammatory protest, I don't know if the Facebook group set up against the march was really coming at the issue from exactly the same place as me. Something seemed a little wrong. And if you read this article you might think there was something very wrong about it, though it's worth some time sitting down and going through the evidence yourself to see what you make of it.
Have a look at the group itself today and you'll see it has now changed its name, and used all the people who joined it to protest about the Islam4UK march as leverage for a plan to change the name of Wootton Bassett High Street into Highway for Heroes - which isn't why people joined in the first place (a similar plan to do this has failed in the past after locals didn't give it very much support). All of a sudden, the issue has been changed.
I suppose it's all a bit of a lesson in what you give your support to. Quite a lot of people dislike Alastair Campbell, but that doesn't mean we all dislike him for the same reason. And quite a lot of people didn't want Islam4UK marching through Wootton Bassett, but we're all coming from different places on that one, as well. Your enemy's enemy isn't always your friend. Sometimes people who seem to be your friends aren't your friends, either.