Sunday, July 31, 2005


"Half the British Establishment seems to have signed up to the League of Friends of Terrorism.."

Of course, everyone can read Simon Jenkins' article, "Panic in the face of fanatics is making Britain dangerous", for themselves.

All I want to do here is emphasise certain parts of it that seem to be so very important to those of us left aghast by the way the press has either allowed past events to be the gospel according to the Home Office - or else remained pretty silent. (The SUN is far from silent: "We've Got the Bastards!" it bawled on the news of arrests - encouraging by example those instincts that lurk nastily in most of us and that need to be kept reined in by (genuine) education and by civilised behaviour.)

The main points I pick up from Sir Simon Jenkins' article:

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