Friday, February 13, 2009

Wilders - Tories have no clue

"We have consistently called on the Government to tackle extremists. If Geert Wilders has expressed views that represent a threat to public security, then we support the ban. But people like Ibrahim Moussawi, a spokesman for the terrorist organisation Hizbollah, have not been banned. The Government must apply the criteria governing entry into the UK consistently." Chris Grayling.

Well, well, well. That's a Press Release from the Shadow Home Secretary. What a coincidence - it's identical to a reply to an email from me asking him for the Conservative take on the Wilders thing.

So the best the Tories can come up with, is that they think Jacqui might be inconsistent, then. "If Geert Wilders has expressed views..." they say. 'If'? What do they mean, "If"? Do they think he has, or do they think he hasn't? And what do they think about Moussawi? Would a Tory Home Sec. have let him in him.. or not? Are they accusing Smith of favouring Islamists? If so, why not say it? Does freedom of speech come anywhere into this, in the Tories view?

Impossible to say, because the statement is just weasel words. Pusillanimous drivel from a party that has lost the will to say what it thinks for fear of offending anyone - even the feckless, the militant or the corrupt. It has its poll-lead handed on a plate through Brown's economic stupidity. It represents nobody but itself and deserves absolutely nothing, and this limp-wristed statement from the anonymous Grayling proves it.

Like Labour, the Conservatives capitulated to the threat of violence if this film was shown - they appeased militant Islamists and, in doing so, succumbed to the threat that is destroying the West while we look kindly on. Cameron and his sycophants disgust me almost as much as Labour.

4 comments:

MARA MACSEOININ said...

I completely agree with all your points here: it's hard to know whom to despise more, Labour for their suppression of speech or the Tories for their suppression of gumption. It becomes ever more clear that when the Tories are voted in at the next election that we're going to suffer more of same, probably even down to ID cards. I supported the Tories for a long time, but changed my allegiance - and gladly - to the Libertarian Party. It strikes me that Labour acts from a position of insecurity and the Conservatives from purely economic-driven self-interest, which leaves us all rather in the crap. I'm very inclined to emigrate.

Anna Raccoon said...

Good post.
The Tory party is now afraid to speak its own mind, even bloggers are demanding that some bloggers be silenced, everybody hiding behind the net curtains waiting for someone else to stand up for them.
All scared that on the day of reckoning they might be asked to account for themselves.....

All Shook Up said...

Glad we all agree. Millions of people, probably the majority, now have their views ignored by all sides. And they're the very people whose assent to the way the country is being run is taken for granted.

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