Mr Brown seems to have no idea how most people actually go about being British. It isn't very British, to start with, to take oaths of allegiance: we have always assumed, usually quite rightly, that we are born into that. It isn't very British to fly the Union flag on public buildings all the time - we reserve that sort of thing for the Queen's birthday, and leave the permanent flag-flying to banana republics.
It isn't very British, either, to tell people how they must govern their consciences - as Mr Brown was trying to do on embryo experimentation, until even some of his supine ministers let him know that they wouldn't feel happy about the Frankenstein-style creation of half-men, half-animals.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Quote of the Day
Heffer gets almost everything wrong ("immigration~bad, Act of Settlement~good") in his morning rant in the Daily Telegraph; can't argue with this though: