Shamik Das


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The new Tory party: unapologetic over slavery

"Bloody foreigners!"    "Fucking Tories!"

So much for the brand spanking new caring, compassionate Conservative party. Tory backbencher Sir Peter Tapsell today criticised the Prime Minister for having the gall to apologise for Britain's role in the slave trade.

And guess what, when he was called forward to speak, the wannabe Fascist was cheered to the rafters by his jack-booted cronies - their loudest cheer of the day.

His voice dripping with venom, Tapsell lambasted the Prime Minister for "saying sorry to foreigners" over slavery.

It's come to something when a Tory MP from two centuries ago - William Wilberforce, lead campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade - is seen as more progressive than the current Conservative MP and apologist for slavery Peter Tapsell.

One thing's for sure, the honours system will certainly need looking into now, hopefully resulting in Tapsell being stripped of his Knighthood!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell? So if you don't apologise for something that you've had no role in perpetrating you're a fascist? Please explain.

15 December, 2006 00:28

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell? So if you fail to apologise for something that you've had no role in perpetrating you're a fascist? Please explain.

15 December, 2006 00:31

 
Blogger Sham said...

I suggest you look at this week's PMQs again, or view it for the first time - http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/news/pmqs.shtml

My objection to Tapsell is the contemptuos way in which he spoke about slavery, and the scorn he poured on the Prime Minister for "saying sorry to foreigners", not to mention that many of the descendents of slavery aren't "foreigners" but British citizens, just as much as the vile Tapsell.

If one can't call an apologist for slavery a Fascist, what can one call him?

15 December, 2006 12:19

 
Anonymous eddie said...

To be fair, Shan only described Tapsell as a "wannabe Faschist"!

15 December, 2006 15:30

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever I hear about reparations I talk about it contemptiously because it has nothing to do with me whatsoever.

I also can't see how he's an apologist for slavery. Did he ever state that it was a 'good thing', or that it never existed? To be honest, I found his comment: "When are we going to get a prime ministerial apology for King Henry VIII's disgraceful treatment of his wives?", pretty amusing.

Folks from the Left tend to throw the term 'fascist' around a little too delriously.

15 December, 2006 15:51

 
Blogger Sham said...

All I ask is that you, or anyone else reading this, listens to the way he speaks. The bile, the vitriol, the sheer vindictive hatred pouring out as he lets slip the mask of a "new Tory party" ...

15 December, 2006 16:12

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That maybe true, but it still doesn't make him an apologist.

15 December, 2006 17:53

 

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