Monday 31 December 2018

A Monument Too Big To See?

"I would never allow a Serb, a Jew or a Gypsy to marry into my family," declared Franjo Tudjman, whose statue has just been unveiled in Zagreb, the city where he recreated in the 1990s the full panoply of 1940s Fascism. 

Tudjman denied the Holocaust, and his removal of the constitutional recognition of the Serbs as one of Croatia's two founding peoples led to the largest ethnic cleansing in the entire breakup of Yugoslavia. His statue now stands in the capital of a NATO and EU member-state.

Meanwhile, the border between Kosovo and Albania has been opened, as Greater Albania becomes a reality. Macedonia and Montenegro are next on the hit list. Montenegro, that is, that is now in NATO.

And Kosovo, that is, that NATO and the EU created, and which is the world's highest per capita source of IS jihadis, as well as the entry point for much of Europe's heroin and trafficked women, and as well as the key to the backstories of numerous unlicensed firearms on the streets of the United Kingdom.

Jeremy Corbyn opposed the war in Kosovo. But most Labour MPs and, so far as one can tell, all Conservatives still regard it as having been a "good" war. Another hung Parliament is coming, however, and our people need to hold the balance of power in it.

It has become a local commonplace that I am on 30-30-30 with Labour and the Conservatives here at North West Durham, so that any one of us could be the First Past the Post. I will stand for this seat, if I can raise the £10,000 necessary to mount a serious campaign. Please email Very many thanks.

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