Thursday, November 24, 2016

Quote of the day

"I am determined that we challenge extremism in all its forms including the evil of far-right extremism and the terrible damage it can cause to individuals, families and communities."

Home Secretary Amber Rudd responds to the verdict in the Jo Cox murder trial, which saw white supremacist terrorist Thomas Mair given a whole-life sentence. Yes, that would be the same Amber Rudd who only last month announced government proposals to force businesses to declare how many of their workers are not UK-born - a proposal that invited comparisons with passages in Mein Kampf.

I'm forgetting, though, that we now live in a post-truth world - a world in which making two contradictory statements is no doubt in no way problematic.

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