Postscript on that pig

Just three comments:

1) A delightful discussion of the importance of initiation rituals in criminal conspiracies, over at Wee Ginger Dug

2) What about Ashcroft’s much more important allegation, that Cameron lied about his knowledge of Ashcroft’s non-domiciled status? (for non-UK friends, that’s a special rule to help rich people pretend they don’t really live in the UK, even when they’re in the House of Lords), andDavid Cameron visits Coggs farm in Witney, Oxfordshire.

3) Did the pig give meaningful consent? And has the British electorate given meaningful consent to what Cameron and Company
Limited are doing to the UK, when 62% of those who voted, voted against?

 

 

 

 

 

About Paul Braterman

Science writer, former chemistry professor; committee member British Centre for Science Education; board member and science adviser Scottish Secular Society; former member editorial board, Origins of Life, and associate, NASA Astrobiology Insitute; first popsci book, From Stars to Stalagmites 2012

Posted on September 23, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “And has the British electorate given meaningful consent to what Cameron and Company
    Limited are doing to the UK, when 62% of those who voted, voted against?”

    That’s an interesting assertion. Everyone in Scotland who voted for the SNP effectively voted for a Tory Government just as they voted for Margaret Thatcher’s rule.

    Then there’s the issue of what the SNP want to do to Scotland when 55% voted against.

    The Tories want to save the UK and make it prosperous. The SNP want to destroy the UK and bring division and financial ruin to Scotland.

    I don’t often quote Jesus but this seems appropriate here: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” It seems rather obvious to me which party’s “sin” is the greater evil.

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  2. Did the pig give meaningful consent?

    The pig was dead at the time. In a way, that makes it even worse . . .

    And has the British electorate given meaningful consent to what Cameron and Company
    Limited are doing to the UK, when 62% of those who voted, voted against?

    A very cogent point. It’s very difficult to explain over here in the US that Cameron’s overall parliamentary majority is the product of a minority of the vote.

    Even more difficult to explain is that Thatcher was widely detested, because, after all, she had those big parliamentary majorities (and was dearly beloved by the Blessed Ronnie). It’s firmly implanted in most US minds that Dear Maggie was adored by her people.

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