Thursday, 10 September 2009

Worth Repeating

For those who do not subscribe to the Adam Smith Institute, Eamonn Butler demonstrates his acerbic wit yet again.

"Foreign Secretary David Miliband says global warming is so bad we could soon see alligators basking off the coast of Britain. (Well, we've already got snakes overwhelming Westminster, so that shouldn't trouble us overmuch.)

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has released a top terror suspect from house arrest, in order not to reveal sensitive evidence against him in court. (I bet 600 expense-fiddling MPs wished he'd do the same for them.)

The Metropolitan Police has rejected claims that the Mayor of London is 'in charge' at Scotland Yard. (That's the trouble – nobody is in charge at Scotland Yard.)

The BNP are being invited on to BBC TV's Question Time. (The programme features a panel of politicians and dim-witted celebrity eccentrics, so I'm not quite sure which category they fall under.)

The Greens say that slick political campaigns are 'pricing them out'. (Well, the answer's simple, guys. Ditch the beards and the sandals and go out and get a job!)"

Eamonn Butler adds a footnote:

As the BMA ponder how to stop us buying alcohol, some reflections on what their real target should be:
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. -- P. J. O'Rourke

Afterthought: P.J. O'Rourke, as usual, manages to 'hit the nail on the head'. Problem is, David Cameron wants a cull of only 10 percent in the number of MPs!)

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