Tuesday, December 14, 2010

John McDonnell - ever the weird lefty!

I do love lefties sometimes. No honestly, I do. What I love most is how they're often vehemently opposed to something as a matter of principle, and then in the next breath demand something be done as a matter of principle but which can only really be achieved by breaking the earlier principle they were annoyed about - alternatively known as "shifting the goalposts".

And so we can to today's example, the ever lefties John McDonnell who has tabled an Early Day Motion, currently signed by partner in crime, Jeremy Corbyn, stating,
That this House notes with alarm what many believe is an attempt to drive out ethnic and religious minorities from Iraq, which they have inhabited for millennia, including Christians; considers that the Iraqi political establishment has failed to live up to its legal obligations to protect these minorities; and calls on the Government, as a major protagonist in the war on Iraq, to fulfil its legal and moral responsibilities to ensure that the UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief is adhered to, especially for those minorities driven out of areas controlled by the UK during the official occupation of Iraq.
Yes, that's right, John McDonnell now wants the British Government to interfere in the sovereignty of Iraq, something he didn't like before, and, even better than that, he seems to think that they should do what he didn't like before precisely because they are partly to blame for the current situation having done what he didn't want them to do before but wants them to do now.


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