Skip to comments.The truths you can't tell in today's Britain
Posted on 12/05/2013 8:30:07 AM PST by IChing
My memory gets addled sometimes, so maybe Im wrong about this. But didnt it used to be the case that when politicians were caught out lying, they made some sort of shame-faced apology to the nation and begged for our forgiveness? Im sure that was it, you know. So if Im right, to judge by the case of our Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, things have turned precisely 180 degrees. Mr Grieve has just offered a full and unqualified apology for having told the truth. I thought that politicians were meant to do that tell the truth?
And what an apology. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Mr Grieve said the following: We have minority communities in this country which come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic. It is something as politicians we have to wake up to. Asked by the interviewer if he meant the Pakistani community in particular, Mr Grieve said that he did. Although he added that the whole blame should not be laid at the door of any single community. Cue, then, a fugue of idiocy which eventually led to the absurd apology.
First, Grieves party colleague, the MEP Sajjad H. Karim, said that the comments were deeply offensive and remarkably not based on fact, then the rest weighed in. Mr Karim is either an idiot or deluded, as we shall see. And so, after only a few hours, Mr Grieve said a really big sorry. Here is his apology you can cut it out and keep it if you wish, as its full of asinine genuflections to the hysteria of the mob and therefore a model of its kind: Mr Grieve said he was wrong to give the impression that there was a problem in the Pakistani community.
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Whenever I read anything like this — non-PC truth followed by lame apologies, I always wonder which it was that created the “sudden change of mind” — bribery or threats of career and personal destruction.
In England, I suppose it’s even easier to destroy someone’s career — no 1st Amendment (not that we have protection here in the U.S. any longer...)
People are literally being thrown in jail there for mere remarks that may offend some minority or Muslim, etc. It is horrifying to contemplate, and it’s no joke.
No First Amendment...only a kinda sorta Constitutionish...and shaky establishment that the truth is an affirmative defense against libel and slander charges.
Britain is one of the EU third world countries without a Bill of Rights and future New World Order slaves.
I think you’ll find your BoR is based on ours: The 1688 English Bill of Rights and the 1689 Scottish Claim of Rights.
Where’d it go, Scotty?
LOL, good point.
Into the land of Apathy.
Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, who wrote much of our Constitution, disliked the idea of a Bill of Rights, however much they had studied Britain's (which enumerated many of the Rights of Englishmen that they appealed to, when petitioning the King a few years before).
Hamilton was inconsolable at the thought of a government without an imperial Regime -- "empire without the King" -- but Madison graciously acceded, when Antifederalist strength of opinion became too much, to write our BoR competently.
He actually did a good job of plugging many of the trap-doors and deficiencies that Mr. Hamilton had slyly written into the Constitution precisely to enable the sort of governmental hypertrophy we suffer from now.
I am related to Hamilton.
Very true, but it also shows how far you have fallen and where our leaders are trying to take us.