Saturday, January 24, 2015

On principle

When Louise Mensch announced in 2012 that she was stepping down as a Tory MP to spend more time with her family, fellow Tory Nadine Dorries branded her "void of principle". It's not an accusation that looks too accurate today, following Mensch's Twitter tirade over the reaction to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. Delivering a blunt "FUCK YOU" to both David Cameron and the Queen, and referring to "the supine male leaders of the West", she declared: "It is so unacceptable to offer deep condolences for a man who flogged women, didn't let them drive, saw guardian laws passed, & STARVES THEM". She's got a point - the respect being shown to a regime that has scant regard for human rights is staggering.

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