Neil Kinnock is a politician who has neither the grace or humility to retire quietly. In the Observer magazine he pontificates about the Murdoch press supporting Cameron, forgetting the 12 years of support Labour enjoyed from The Sun:
One fundamental to remember – and this applies certainly to the events of this autumn – is that the Murdochs always follow the money. If they think they will make money they will accommodate just about any movement in politics. I've always said that the day after they decide there's money to be made in the single market they will start to favour the Euro. That's part of their DNA.
That seems to sum up the Kinnocks rather well too.
Kinnock's left-wing rhetoric was abandoned the higher up the greasy pole he went in London. The Valleys boy took nine months to find a miners' picket line in his own constituency - perhaps because he was living in the Thames Valley by then. His leadership of Labour in opposition was characterised by the "prawn cocktail offensive" to convince a sceptical City that Labour would allow the bosses and bankers a free rein just like the Tories (and look how well that turned out).
He was fiercely anti-EU until offered a job as EU Commissioner. He was equally against the House of Lords until he was offered a peerage.
The only position he still holds to from the 70s is as an anti-devolutionist. Kinnock was an anti-devolution rebel in 1979 and sticks to the belief that the Welsh people are incapable of running their own affairs.