Getting the point
Two offerings in the Sundays on the <a href="http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2009/02/breath-of-fresh-air.html" target="_blank">continuing discussion</a> of Mr Cameron's loss make an interesting contrast. One is from Matthew d'Ancona in The Sunday Telegraph
and the other is from Peter Hitchens in The Mail on Sunday
. I will not trouble you with the former, other than to note that its vacuous drivel serves only as a counterpoint to the robust and sensible piece from Hitchens, who absolutely and completely gets the point. He writes that was "struck by the coincidence" between the death of Ivan Cameron and the four soldiers killed in Afghanistan. View full article hereA breath of fresh air
After our attempt, Charles Moore takes the subject head on. View full article hereHow about it Mr Brown?
Three soldiers in The Rifles have today been reported killed in Afghanistan. Early indications are that they were killed by an IED while riding in a Land Rover Wimik. Now, let’s see. You were prepared to suspend parliament until 12.30 today over the death of a six-year-old child, for whom you bear no responsibility. The death of these three, the children now of three grieving parents, is partly your responsibility. Your government sent them to their deaths in equipment which is not even fit for a scrap heap.View full article hereNot a national tragedy
We were not going to comment about the tragedy that has hit the Cameron family. The death of a child is always terrible and one can feel nothing but sympathy for David and Samantha Cameron at this time.
However, the death of six-year old Ivan is not a national tragedy. This needs to be said before the country is overwhelmed with the kind of sentimental schlock that paralyzes all public activity.View full article here