It's a sad sign when the Tories are sounding more and more sensible.
Will phone Southern Electric later. Should be interesting. Or frustrating.
Is it just me, or is there something odd in judging standards of behaviour. Two exmples:
Selling weapons to an oppressive undemocratic regime (Saudi Arabia): OK
Giving a back-hander to grease the wheels of weapons sales: Bad
Executing Sadam Hussien by hanging: OK
Videoing it and releasing it on the intarweb: Bad
The defence of the arms industry "If we didn't sell it to them, someone else would" has got to be crap. Try it in court of you're caught selling handguns and crack to inner-city youths.
Also, on the politics front, has this notion struck anyone else: to have the Sunnis and Shias kill each other might actually a deliberate plan. But never attribute to malice what can easily be explained by obvious incompetence.
One thing on the Blair interview: Humphrys pointed out that there are a lot of very rich people in UKia who pay bugger-all tax. Apparently that's OK because "if we taxed them, they'd just move to another country". Can we all do that? Announce we're not paying any tax and if they try to make us, we're emigrating.
I feel like beer tonight.
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