Monday, 20 December 2010

Hyperbole Alert!

Labour councillors likened the mass evictions of travellers to “ethnic cleansing” and branded the development of Dale Farm – Europe’s biggest illegal camp – a “misdemeanour”.
Well, naturally. They don't live next door, do they?
Mr Rackley said he apologised if he caused offence, but made no retraction, adding: “The whole point is this is about removing people from their homes.”
Removing people from the homes they have built and occupied illegally. I think you missed that bit out, didn't you? And funnily enough, I don't remember any Labour MPs speaking out in defence of Robert Fidler, does anyone else?

Because it seems to me that that was just as much his home, and he broke the law too (albeit without the associated mess and petty thievery that accompanies traveller sites, so maybe that's where he went wrong?)...
Lynda Gordon, who was accused of subscribing to anarchy, stood by her comments, arguing the £13million potential cost could not be justified against what was simply a planning breach.
Well, itr wouldn't have soared to £13 million if you'd taken action sooner...
Both accepted their views could cost Labour votes at the next local elections, but said their principles were more important.
Ah, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…

Sorry, must. try. not. to…

Ah, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Geoff Williams, Lib Dem group leader, said his party believed the illegal camp should be tolerated until alternative sites could be found.
How long does it take?!?

7 comments:

English Viking said...

Did the man get to keep his castle?

The call of the ballot box said...

!) Do 'Travellers' have the vote?

2) If so, would they be willing to vote Liebour in the next election?

3) Does such a consideration therefore influence our socialist friends?

Anonymous said...

In reality most constituents would welcome proper 'ethnic cleansing' of these thieving, lying, tax avoiding parasites.


It would be nice if councillors actually listened to the 'people'.

Anonymous said...

So how many did the good councillor feel able to accommodate in his neighbourhood ? What ? None ? I'm shocked.

allcoppedout said...

I sense that what we could do here is build some trailer parks for the evil poor and give travellers the field next door and responsibility for guard duty along with Councillors and senior town hall worthies living there on rota.

JuliaM said...

"Did the man get to keep his castle?"

I don't believe he did...

"So how many did the good councillor feel able to accommodate in his neighbourhood ? What ? None ? I'm shocked."

:D

"...what we could do here is build some trailer parks for the evil poor and give travellers the field next door and responsibility for guard duty along with Councillors and senior town hall worthies living there on rota."

A splendid idea!

blueknight said...

Did the man get to keep his castle?
The High Court says 'No', but he may try the ECHR.