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2079 days ago

Tom Winnifrith postcard #BanTrump, Parliament Debates - I am ashamed to be British

Parliament is debating whether to ban Donald Trump from Britain. This is a silly waste of time showing, again, that MPs are not fit for purpose. It is also fundamentally wrong for anyone who believes in free speech. When did the left stop believing in liberty? I feel embarrased to be British on a night like this.

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2912 days ago

Liam Fox reminds me: V for Vendetta – Time for an annual viewing

It is perhaps not the greatest film ever made but for those of us who instinctively mistrust and despise the political class it is worth watching at least once a year and with November 5 approaching now is as good a time as any. 

The squalor of the 3p expense claim made by Liam Fox MP (personal wealth estimated at £1 million) just reminded me how much I loathed those who rule us. Fox wants to restrict abortion, he opposes gay marriage, he voted for a smoking ban (and then against), he voted for the illegal war in Iraq, he thinks he has a right to tell us how we should live our lives, what we should do with our own bodies. And then that we should recompense him three frigging pence because he cannot be bothered to walk 100 yards down the road.

Fox is by far and away not the most despicable member of the political class. He is merely one of many despicable members of that class who trough it big time as they make our world ever more authoritarian and unpleasant.

If you have never seen, the speech from V for Vendetta have a butchers and then get the whole movie out on DVD in time for Guy Fawkes night.

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