Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Poisoned Source

Keith Joseph.
 
I am almost glad.
 
But I am not remotely surprised.
 
The Radical Right, then but the latest of the many Liberal entryists to Toryism and nothing whatever to do with its historical character, always did advocate, as libertarians must, the abolition of the age of consent, and always did act on that principle as surely as on their opposition to the laws against drugs.
 
The organisations in which the people now running the Conservative Party were active in their youth were as open about those views and practices as they were about, for example, their support for apartheid South Africa, or their advocacy of exactly the NHS privatisation that is now being enacted.
 
Of course, then, when Tony Blair tried, with partial success, to conform the Labour Party to all of that, he did so in league with veteran fellow-travellers of the Paedophile Information Exchange, the high-ranking 1980s political connections of which Barbara Castle had tried to expose. Not the comical Geoffrey Dickens. Barbara Castle.
 
The Blair-loving and Thatcher-worshipping Michael Gove has been seeking to create a national network of schools answerable only to himself. Mercifully, that would now seem to be at an end.
 
Keith Joseph.
 
I am almost glad.
 
But I am not remotely surprised.

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