Wednesday, January 19, 2005

A Nation of Wimps

From Kim comes an article about a UK Conservative Party MP who has been suspended from running for a seat for Parliament because he was photographed with a collection of guns. But it gets even better. These aren’t even his guns. They are guns from a friend’s collection and they are all legally owned.

This makes me physically ill.

So I guess if Winston Churchill was alive today, he would be banned from the party, due to that famous picture of him and the Tommy Gun.

Are these the people who stood alone against the massed armies of Hitler’s Germany? Are these the people who defeated the combined naval forces of France and Spain at Trafalgar two hundred years ago this year. I used to admire Britain, their culture, their spirit and steadfastness in the face of adversity. Now I weep for the nation that once was and is now gone for good.

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