6 comments for “Spot the difference

  1. November 1, 2012 at 20:40

    I am certainly no supporter of Nick Clegg or the Liberal Democrats, but I struggle to understand the point of the comparison you seek to draw. Frankly the suggestion you seem to be making appals (and disgusts) me.

  2. November 1, 2012 at 21:16

    Treason – that is the point Bill, as noted by so many pundits today following this man’s further interference. He has constantly tried to sell out his nation to the EU. If we’re speaking of being appalled, this is what he does to so many of of us – see Reuters, the Telegraph et al today.

    An example:








    Treason is relative. Lord Haw Haw was American but he was on a British passport, his voice came over as English and he was taken as such by the British people. He was a traitor. Clegg is a loyalist to his EU masters but a traitor to the UK. This rebellion shows the depth of feeling on the matter.

    We are appalled how these three men are acting. Clegg can speak other languages – so can I. I’ve spent years out of the country but didn’t try to sell it out whilst I was away. I love Europe and have many friends over there but I am loyal to this country, as they are to theirs.

    I’m known for a certain wildness of expression as you well know, Bill so let’s see what a mildmannered blogger says about Clegg:




    Or perhaps someone else:




    This is from a fellow Russian resident, now back home:


    So the analogy does appear to hold up, Bill and there’s nothing therefore to be appalled about … except Nick Clegg of course.

  3. Penseivat
    November 1, 2012 at 22:27

    Treason is a violation of allegiance towards one’s country or seovereign. Nick Clegg spent 5 years as an MEP and is therefore entitled to a pension, PROVIDED, that he does nothing against the views or aims of the EU or criticises any of their actions, makes a speech against their policies or in any way causes detriment to the EU, otherwise he forfeits his pension, which is quite substantial. Like many millionaires, he wishes to be a billionaire and so will continue to further the aims of his financial masters. It would appear that Clegg has more allegiance to a bunch of non-elected, second rate politicos and crooks then he does to the head of state of the country he happened to be born in, but then as his whole family is multi-national, the, possibly, accidental place of his birth holds no great sway in his views. He is a committed Europhile who probably has more affection for Spain than he does for the UK. Like many politicians of minor ability or talent, he chose the Lib Dems so he could rise to the top of a very mediocre crop and uses their political aims as and when it suits. At other times, he receives his instructions from Brussels.

  4. November 1, 2012 at 22:43

    Thanks for that, Penseivat. It’s true I use provocative methods such as the Lord Haw Haw photo comparison but the mood of the nation is quite clear to see.

    If we can get past Warner’s last ditch attempt to stay the hand of the nation, the comments thread is most illuminating on page 1:


    That would have to be as close to unanimity as any newspaper comments thread is likely to get. This was typical:

    Yet again we have another commentator telling us we have to kowtow to those wonderful people in the EU or we will be “cut off” from “their” market. Poppycock!

    We buy far more from them than they do from us. In addition we are the 6th largest economy in the world, let them cut off their nose to spite their face and let them see where it gets them!

    We will be free to trade with every other country in the world as we wish, we will have our fishing grounds back (a considerable resource) and we will be free of EU regulation.

  5. Amfortas
    November 2, 2012 at 05:50

    James, your juxtapositions have done it again…. compelled me to read further into areas that I would not otherwise be thinking about. You have a knack, sir.

  6. November 2, 2012 at 06:38

    I’m trying.

    Very trying at times.

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