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A Little Brit of Politics: MP Fired For Racism. Plus: Diana Inquest
This guy makes Joe Biden look like the Mahatma: Patrick Mercer, a British homeland security minister, said racist slurs like “black bastard” should be expected in the Army, and added that while he was a colonel, “I came across a lot of ethnic minority soldiers who were idle and useless, but who used racism as cover for their misdemeanors.” From The Daily Telegraph.
Boris Johnson, a British MP, in the Telegraph calls Mohammed al-Fayed‘s inquest into Princess Diana‘s death ridiculous and a boon for fat-cat lawyers, hotel operators, and the media. “Is there a loser? Well yes, my friends, we are all losers – and not just as taxpayers. In granting Fayed both an inquest and a jury, we have made British justice look like a rich man’s toy.”From The Daily Record.
Oh, UK chancellor Gordon Brown had a root canal without anesthesia just so he could give a speech a few hours later. Talk about taking one for the team. The Sun reports he didn’t even flinch. Who says those Labour boys are ponces?