Thursday, 9 June 2022
If we brought Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner back to Britain, then what would we do with them? Prosecute them, since they have broken the law here? And what would be their defence? That they had been doing only as Liz Truss had encouraged? Perhaps we should offer to swap them for her? Or just beg the Donetsk People's Republic to take her?
Hey, ho. Next up in the fake culture wars was going to have been the offer of a Commons free vote on capital punishment, which would of course have resulted in a colossal rejection of it. Who would have led for the proposition? The dazzling intellect that is Priti Patel? That would have been worth witnessing. But it cannot happen now.