Thursday, November 10, 2005

Department of "if you say so"

Nick, from the Standard column (the funny thing about writing "we shouldn't appease China" columns is that half an hour after you've finished one, you feel like another)

"To me the liberties of this country are what make this country worth defending, so I oppose his plans to extend police detention powers.

But I do so modestly and without self-righteousness."

As ever Nick, as ever.

PS: is it me, or is Nick going to the theatre an awful lot? This week, "The trouble was the poor actors gave their all to rows of empty seats. The 7/7 bombings are still hurting the West End".

This is only funny if you are a dedicated Watcher and know that Nick has spent the last god knows how many columns claiming that "modern political theatre is moribund because it is written by Stoppers etc etc", while reviewing plays that have been packed to the gunnales.


Blogger Anglonoel said...

At least Nick out of the "regime changers" is hinting that the US Neo-Cons (with the UK following as usual?) should take on China ie pick on someone their own size. That would be fun- a nuclear winter would at least take the Independent's eye off global warming for a while.

11/10/2005 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cohen neglects to point out that the same Blair who shrilly insisted that defending Human rights was the main reason for invading Iraq, now happily shakes hands with a dictaor who continues to oppress his people and destroy Tibet. I suppose Cohen's moral outrage only extends to opponents of the Iraq war who are islamo-facist scum, appologists for Saddam etc. etc. while his hero 'Bomber' Blair only gets off with a mild rebuke. Cohenn ethics- why worry about consistentcy?

12/02/2005 06:52:00 PM  

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