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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

De Ja Vous ?

I can swear I have seen this film before. As the three main political parties joined in a rare show of unity to condemn last week's outrage, the prime minister said the government would continue with plans to introduce a new Prevention of Terrorism bill next spring. [...] His comments came as leading politicians from across the political spectrum backed the government in a manner rarely seen on the floor of the Commons. Michael Howard, the Conservative leader, dropped his call for an immediate government inquiry into the bombings, saying: “Now is not the time for a discussion on detail.” Instead, Mr Howard paid tribute to the prime minister for “the calm, resolute and statesmanlike way” in which the government responded to the attacks. The Rev Ian Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionists, and so often a thorn on the government's side applauded Mr Blair: “The whole country can salute you today,” he said. Eeerie huh? Let's just hope it doesn't have the same ending as it's american counterpart!


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