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Gaddafi madness.

November 18, 2009

Guido Fawkes and those who like to leave comments at his blog often refer to Gordon Brown as the “Prime Mentalist” because they think that he is a bit mad.

But imagine if your country’s leader was not only very genuinely eccentric, but he doesn’t tolerate any criticism. In fact, despite his behaviour being so odd, there’s no way of actually removing him from power without resorting to revolution. People who oppose him can get locked up for years without trial. Guido and his fans would find themselves behind bars if they made similar kinds of jokes about this guy.

Another problem is that despite this leader being quite unhinged and unpleasant, his country happens to contain a lot of natural resources. Powerful people around the world are therefore happy to do business with him rather than criticise his regime too forcefully.   

Imagine if your country was ruled by Muammar “It wasn’t Jesus on the cross it was his stunt double” Gaddafi!


Compass madness.

November 18, 2009

I’m happy to see that Comrade Akehurst has been doing quite a bit of blogging recently. As usual, he provokes strong reactions.

I strongly agree, for example, that we in the Labour Party need fighters and believers right now – not quitters and plotters. Calls from the likes of Compass and Polly Toynbee for Labour to dump Gordon and change the leader before the election can’t be taken seriously. It’s too late for that now.

Compass’ frequent emails may address me as ‘Dear Supporter’ (where they got that idea from I don’t know!) and they may be holding their Christmas Bash conveniently close to Jako Towers in Islington, but I don’t think I’ll be joining in the ‘No Turning Back’ fun (and I expect Luke Akehurst won’t be either).