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Monday, 25 July 2011

Today's news: one remarkably stupid statement and one indefensible waste of public money

Pretty much everything that can be said has been said about what happened in Norway and poor Amy Whitehouse. Apart from the fact, in the latter case, that drugs should be legalised.

In Portugal hard drug use (alarmingly high when I had a business there) has gone down since they did so. But enough of that. Politicians always say this should happen - until they get intio power. I wonder why.

Let's move onto other curious aspects of crime and punishment.

Two convicts were caught whilst breaking back into prison after visiting their girlfriends and family.

The prosecutor said "One of the reasons they escaped was because they were fed up with being in prison."

Well, would you ever? I wonder that the others were. A crusade for world peace?

Which naturally brings to mind that fearless crusader whose tireless efforts in the Middle East have brought so much fruit. Yes, folks, it's The Bliar.

I see it cost just short of half a million pounds to provide protection for him when he came to
deny everything at the enquiry into how the Iraq got going.

This prompts two questions.

First, why would this saintly person need protection? Who would want to give him a right good kicking? Surely all the relatives of those people who died in Iraq would want to kiss his hand.

Second, since he is worth God knows how many millions, why shouldn't he pay for it himself. If, God forbid, I have to go into a nursing home in my declining years assuming they haven't all been closed down I will have to pay for it out of my savings.

But of course Ephraim McToad stole half those back in the late '90s.

Incidentally, did you know there is a Blair War Crimes Foundation which you can sign to petition the United Nations General Assembly and the UK Attorney General, to uphold the UN Charter, the Geneva and Hague Conventions, and International Law, and to indict Tony Blair for war crimes?

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