Paradise lost and self-pity found
The 21/7 plotters' Ali G plea and the EC's summer funblock: read Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London).
Friday 13 July:
‘It has been pointed out that the failed 21/7 bombers were so un-British that they tried to blow up the country that gave them refuge, and so uneducated that they messed up measuring the explosives. Yet the four terrorists convicted this week did at least learn by heart one lesson of modern British culture: that you are always the real victim, and Britons never, never, never shall be blamed…’
Tuesday 10 July:
‘How on earth have we allowed the sun, source of life and health, to be seen more as a cause of cancer and death? My family returned from the coast at the weekend, reddened from enjoying the first sunshine of summer, to be met by more dark clouds of doom. The Times reports that the European Commission is to ban the word “sunblock” from sun cream, to make clear that “there is no such thing as a safe suntan”…’
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