Chamber of delusion.
Today the Commons went mad. Nobody pointed out that the Emperor has no sense. Printer cartridges will be banned on flights from the UK for a month. Brilliant ? This is as sensible as a ban on passengers wearing shoes or underwear after the two previous incidents.
We are dealing with the ‘Norman Wisdom’ wing of Al Qaeda. I asked the Home Secretary, ‘Doesn’t this incident undermine the Government’s claim that our brave soldiers should continue risking their lives in Afghanistan in order to prevent Al Qaeda establishing terrorist camps there, ignoring the fact that the Taliban are not the terrorists and Al Qaeda have vast areas in Pakistan, Somalia and the Yemen to establish terrorists’ camps?’
The Home Secretary burbled a reply that praised our solders but did not explain why they are dying in a land where there are no terrorists threatening the UK. I asked her, from a sedentary position, if we should now invade the Yemen.
All the terrorist attacks against the UK have been planned and carried out from Pakistan, England, the Yemen, Somalia and Saudi Arabia. Not one has originated from Afghanistan since 2001. The Taliban now control more than half the land of Afghanistan and we could not stop them inviting Al Qaeda back. But they have not because their mission is expel foreigners from their country not attack foreign countries.
Ignoring the amateur stupidity of 'Norman Wisdom' terrorists and banning printer cartridges is crude populist nonsense.
In parliament, madness is contagious.
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