Sunday, 25 April 2010

Behead the Foreign Office!

Pictured left: Me and some friends in Brighton town centre today.

Tim Collard, is a 'retired British diplomat who spent most of his career in China and Germany. He is an active member of the Labour Party'.

He has written a blog post which is interesting in as much as he tries, desperately and, encouragingly for Catholics, utterly in vain to defend the Foreign Office, for whom he used to work, with a 'You Catholics! You can't take a joke!' angle on the Papal visit document which escaped from the Foreign Office into the hands of the World's media. Oops!

We expect spin from Labour and, given that Tim works in the media, now we're getting it from their supporters and activists in the media as well.  It is a poor and rather shoddy article and for that reason alone, vaguely amusing. Read it here. He's getting quite a few comments already!


Anonymous said...

Well, I'm actually assuming that it was a joke, seeing as nobody could possibly be in earnest with such suggestions. The point is rather that it was an extremely tasteless, inappropriate, and offensive joke, which one may well suspect is symptomatic of very real attitudes that are not particularly funny, and which in the very best case scenario reveal both a spectacular lack of both good judgment and good taste.

Physiocrat said...

It would be funny coming from a group of kids in the Lower Sixth. Tells you exactly what kind of people get taken on as civil servants, doesn't it?

They can't get anything else right so why should this be an exception?

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