Friday, 29 July 2011
Knob of the Week 5
Just to show that grandparenthood has not mellowed the rabbit much, here is the fifth in what is turning into a more than occasional series - White Rabbit Knob of the Week. For snobbery above and beyond the call of duty and indifference to our liberties, this week's winner of the august award is John Beveridge QC (above). Our man is concerned about protests and has called on theresa May, a Home Secretary, to ban 'left-wing' marches in Piccadilly after damage to the Ritz at anti-cuts protests earlier this year.
Adding much to the sum total of human knowledge, he announced that such marches attracted 'ragtag protesters who 'become violent and urinate all over the place'.
Warming to his theme, Beveridge adds 'I have written to the Home Secretary, who has responded in the usual pusillanimous and ambiguous way, that these marches should be sent on routes that don’t take them past Fortnum and Mason and Cartier and the Ritz, that pass ordinary shops that won’t so inflame them. There’s no fun for them in attacking Safeway or Costcutter, but they love beating up the Ritz
The Home Secretary should have a bit more political guts and say that this type of march must be diverted elsewhere'
Asked if he was concerned such restrictions might infringe on some democratic rights, he said he 'couldn’t care less'.
The couldn't care less bit is the clincher. Consider yourself awarded Knob of the Week...
As an equal opportunity blogger the rabbit is pleased to award Deputy Knob of the Week to the first female person to reach such distinction, namely U.S. Alternate Representative to the UN Rosemary DiCarlo for opposing Palestine's application to the UN for full membership status on the grounds that it is 'unilateral'. Putting aside the point that with 120 supporting countries, this a somewhat odd example of unilateral....
Wasn't the American Declaration of Independence just a touch unilateral?