When Did the British Conservative Party Become a Quango of Sanctimonious Twits?


Author John Leake’s Note: The following opinions are entirely mine. My colleague, Dr. Peter McCullough, is far more reserved than I am about expressing political opinions.

In my initial post about this story, I wrote the following:

To be sure, Andrew Bridgen—the British MP from North West Leicestershire since 2010—ought to know by now that comparing any action to the Holocaust is a terrible idea.

History will show that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine program is a massive organized crime against humanity, but most of humanity still doesn’t understand this, which makes the comparison all the more ill-considered.

After I posted my initial essay, a reader pointed out that Mr. Bridgen did NOT compare the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine program to the Holocaust. In fact, as I just verified, Mr. Bridgen tweeted:

As one consultant cardiologist said to me, this is the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust.”

Shame on me for believing ANY representation made by our execrable mainstream media instead of going directly to the primary source.

The British Conservative Party’s decision to suspend Mr. Bridgen for this tweet is an act of perfect humbug, especially the accusation that his tweet was “anti-semitic.”

At least since John Milton published his passionate defense of free speech, the Areopagitica, in 1644, Britain has developed the most robust culture of free speech in the world. Along with this freedom has been the development of a speech culture—that is, using speech figuratively, humorously, poetically, and ironically.

In 1876, British Labor Party leader William Gladstone published his pamphlet The Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East, about Ottoman atrocities against Bulgarian Orthodox Christians. Upon reading it, Conservative Party Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli said to Parliament, “The greatest Bulgarian horror is Mr. Gladstone’s pamphlet about it.”

Of course, Disraeli’s remark was irreverent and insensitive, but it wasn’t directed at the poor Bulgarians. It was directed at Gladstone, whom Disraeli regarded as a sanctimonious blowhard. Disraeli’s main intention was to be funny, which he was.

Nowadays it’s impossible to imagine a major British politician speaking freely like Disraeli did in 1876. When did the British Conservative Party become a quango of sanctimonious twits?

Mr. Bridgen’s statement about his suspension is worth watching.

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