November 19, 2004
A plague on both their houses

I've had my say about fox hunting and country affairs before, and I've not changed my mind.

The thing that strikes me at the moment, though, is that I seem to find myself in violent disagreement with whatever is said by any of the politicians or faction leaders involved in this, whichever side they are on. It's almost as if I'm always on the side of whoever is keeping their mouths shut for a change.

When one of the bumpkins country types is banging on about how city folk should stop interfering with their lives, I'm ranting "Yeah, and we'll start by ceasing to interfere with your economies - no more agricultural subsidies or loss making public transport for you lot, then. See how you like that."

Then Gerald Kaufman pops up, and I'm shouting "Did you know that children in care in this country get an average of one GCSE each? What kind of a future do you think they are going to have with that? Oh, and remember the war in Iraq? How many people are being killed over there? And you are worried about bloody foxes. What a shameful waste of parliamentary time."

Makes me sick, it really does.

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at November 19, 2004 01:38 PM

See the "Mulderia gullibilia" entry near the end of this silly bit of fluff that I wrote a few years ago:

Posted by: Doug L. on November 19, 2004 07:53 PM
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