Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Matter of Respect

A Matter of Respect
by Mike Hitchen
17 August 2011

Cameron, since the outbreak of rioting that blissfully for you, detracted from the hacking scandal you were struggling to survive, you have harped on about young people having respect for authority.

Good point - excellent old chap. Here here. Jolly well said.

Just one question.

With a whole list of county set Chief Constables, Deputy Chief Constables, police lawyers, and senior officers under investigation for alleged criminal activity; apart from the police canteen waitress, just who is left for the disenfranchised youth left to respect?

You perhaps?

The man who has caused chaos in Libya? The man who tried to sell arms to an unstable political system in Egypt? The man who believes that anyone who, quote: "screws up" deserves a, quote: "second chance" when referring to Andy Coulson, a man whose integrity and honesty has at the very least, come under close and warranted scrutiny?

If a seventeen year old in Clapham was mixing with lads of dubious character, you would criticize everyone from the parents to social workers, to Margaret Thatcher, left wing do-gooders and Doctor Spock.

So why does Coulson, a man of questionable integrity, deserve a second chance, while those committing trivial offences deserve jail? Why is he worthy of your spirited and determined defense?
Does Coulson have something that the others do not?

And you can interpret that question any damn way you like Cameron.

I wouldn't normally post the full article from another blogger, preferring to send rightful traffic to the source, but Hitchens is on a roll, so there is plenty more on the front page

By the by, is that Dick Emery, Bovver Boy, in the thumbnail?

Interviewer: Excuse me, sir.
Bovver Boy: Yer?
Interviewer: Is there anything in life that you feel you've missed?
Bovver Boy: Yer. I never learnt to drive.
Interviewer: That's no great handicap, not being able to drive.
Bovver Boy: It is when you're a car thief.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...There is absolutely nothing wrong with loathing Margaret Thatcher or any other person with political influence and power based upon perceived bad acts, and that doesn't change simply because they die. If anything, it becomes more compelling to commemorate those bad acts upon death as the only antidote against a society erecting a false and jingoistically self-serving history.