Monday, 29 July 2019

Phooey All Round

We could not do anything about Hong Kong, even if we wanted to. But hey, it is a very long way away. 

Put those two facts together, and add in the third that the events there are such that they can be shown on the early evening news, which makes them very tame indeed by global standards. A British Labour Government has inflicted far worse repression on demonstrators there in the past.

In the form of that three-part concoction, you have the latest harmless entertainment for armchair hand-wringers and for people who still say "Keenya" or "Orstralia". Those two categories are far more alike than either of them likes to imagine or to admit.

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