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01 December 2008 @ 07:54 pm
Crossposted to Livejournal_UK...  
Has anyone else noticed that since the arrest of Damian Green, MP, that the "If you've got nothing to hide, you've nothing to fear" mouthpieces have been strangely quiet?
 
 
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Catpain Blackuddercharlycrash on December 1st, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
I'm just basking in the general schadenfreude. The Tory Immigration Minister who is, of course, from Kent.
Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
I've heard that parts of Kent are not dissimilar to "Deliverance".

I'll get my banjo.
Catpain Blackuddercharlycrash on December 2nd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
I do find myself humming "Duelling Banjos" when driving through certain areas, yeah.

Most of it's okay though. It's more lower-middle-class/working class Home County Tory casual racism than hillbilly racism.
Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, the sort that still think Britain has an Empire.
Catpain Blackuddercharlycrash on December 2nd, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yep. The Al Murray types, basically. Although without the sharp wit and intelligence and with a whole heap more blatant racism.
fiat_knoxfiat_knox on December 1st, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I enjoy throwing that tired old line back in the faces of those who, up till now, could do nothing but sing the praises of the police state they were praying for - and have now got.
Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
I haven't had the opportunity to throw it back at anyone. I choose my friends carefully :)
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Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
I know, aren't they cute :)
Allanalbowsmit on December 1st, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
Well, technically, if the government had something to hide, they had something to fear. So they took action against MP Green.

Just throwing that out there. I hope someone gets smacked down for it, regardless. You don't jail someone for knowing something they shouldn't.
子rin - An faigh: fail7rin on December 2nd, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Unless they're a spy, of course.

Oooh, or possibly a terrorist these days.
Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
Define "terrorist" ;)
子rin - An faigh: Bobby Tong7rin on December 2nd, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
Someone fighting for the side that you're not on.
Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Ah, and those that blow up things but are on your side are "Freedom Fighters", right?
子rin - An faigh: zap7rin on December 2nd, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it says that in someone's dictionary, somewhere.
Aarona_pawson on December 2nd, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
You don't jail someone for knowing something they shouldn't.

And besides, were he merely in possession of information, it would not be enough to be arrested. He was arrested because he allegedly held a series of meetings with an official to discuss and arrange for a series of documents to be leaked to him.
anghara13anghara13 on December 1st, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Glass houses and stones anyone?
nnnnnnnodarius on December 1st, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
It is more of "it can never happen here and/or to me"
Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
Greenhouses and boulders judging by the scale of it!
Judeyj_u_d_a_s on December 2nd, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
MPs usually have something to hide.
Quasniasnaik on December 2nd, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
Amen to that.
Rogue Soloroguesolo on December 2nd, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
The truth, perhaps?
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