Notepad on Life

September 6, 2011

Libyan lies not the biggest stain on Labour

Filed under: foreign,History,politics — - @ 12:40 pm
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The leader de facto of Libya, Muammar al-Gaddafi.

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Even if the Daily Mail coverage appears somewhat after-the-event (see also here) there is still quite a story in revelations that the UK well and truly had the wind up over The World’s Most Wanted (left) stamping his little feet over Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s release.

For in the middle of this potential disgrace, those responsible have performed quite a remarkable trick – somehow managing to relegate the possibility of bare-faced lies and playing the electorate for fools to mere also-rans in a league table of conduct unbecoming.

For isn’t the very worst of this story the funk that prompted the Labour government to dissemble in the manner of which it stands accused? Some tin pot north African tyrant rattles his sword over the release of a convicted mass murderer and the United Kingdom goes belly-up like a puppy who only wants to please.

The same UK that fancies itself as so major a player in global affairs that it felt duty-bound of late to open another war front in Libya, even while telling its own people that there is no money available  for trifles such as educating their young and properly policing their streets.

Gadaffi barked, we are led to believe, and the land of Elizabeth I, Churchill and Richard the Lionheart came running.

If the War on Terrorism was a soccer match, this would surely be the cue for  a substitute nation to start warming up on the touchline, while a sneering fourth official held up  an electronic board displaying the letters ‘UK’.

It would appear that we are the very worst type of player. We merely talk a good game.

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