Thursday, 29 October 2009

totalitarianism in the Foreign Office

Oh yes there is. I suspect that this article by Nick Cohen in Standpoint about FCO whistleblower Derek Pasquill is true. So the left in Britain will rise up in defence of this man who fought for freedom, justice and liberal values and is only not in prison because the FCO dropped the prosecution so he would not embarrass them in court? Anyone? Anyone? (sound of tumbleweed)

I strongly suspect that all Foreign Secretaries since (but not including) the late Robin Cook have knowingly or (what may be worse) unknowingly connived at the appeasement of the Islamic far right - as have many Labour MPs and councillors, going right back to Martin Salter marching for the burning of The Satanic Verses.

Shame on you all.


Anonymous said...

Serious question - not meant as a wind-up or anything, but did Martin Salter really march in favour of the burning of The Satanic Verses?

jane said...

Yes. He really did. In Reading. Got his picture in the paper doing it.

Anonymous said...

2 interesting speakers in Reading on successiver days next week - Lorna Fitzsimons, who was driven out of Parliament by the fascists in Bolton, and David Aaronovitch, driven out of the Guardian by the fascist readers.

Anonymous said...


Lorna Fitz: Driven out of Parliament because her constituents didn't take to her drunken boasting in The News of The World that being an MP meant you couldn't have fun anymore like 'taking drugs, al fresco sex and three in a bed' to be precise and quoting from the lady herself. In The Daily Mail the next day she accused the nasty Screws of taking unfair advantage of a lady under the influence of lunchtime snifters.

David Aaronovitch: Driven out of The Guardian because even that feckless, toadying paper realised that nepotism will only get you so far wihtout basic, boring old talent. Sam he aint. End of.

And your next problem?