Shamik Das

Thursday, August 27, 2009

NHS-hater praises Powell; Cameron silent. Again

Fascist? Far-Right demagogue Daniel Hannan praises Enoch PowellTORY MEP Daniel Hannan's North American lecture tour continues apace, with yet another YouTube appearance which sees him sucking up to the Redneck Right.

Having dismissed the NHS as a "60-year mistake" which he "wouldn't wish" on anybody, he's now put his foot further in it by lavishing praise on, go on, take a guess... yes, that's right (or should that be far-Right), sixties radical racist John Enoch Powell, MBE.

Hannan cited Powell as his key political influence, describing him as a man who understood "the importance of national democracy" and "why you needed to live in an 'independent' country" in an interview with loopy libertarian outfit Reason TV:-

Enoch Powell, the man who in his infamous 1968 'Rivers of Blood' speech spoke of "charming, wide-grinning piccaninnies" (c/f Boris Johnson) and said "the black man will have the whip hand over the white man"... the words of the hero of the hero of the Tory grassroots-Right.

And David Cameron's reaction to all this? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Not a jot. Compare this to the instant dismissal of Nigel Hastilow, Tory PPC for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, who was forced to resign in November 2007 for saying Powell "was right" on immigration.

Yet more indecision from the Tory leader, yet more double-standards; dismiss Hastilow and Edward McMillan-Scott but do nothing about Hannan.

In his interview, Hannan also indulged once more in his favourite hobby, namely doing down the NHS, saying that "overall it is not nearly as good a system" as the US's.

That's the 'system' in which 50 million people are left without health insurance and would be left to die should they fall ill.

What does this man have on Cameron?! He really is the gift that keeps on giving!

November 2007: Cameron hypocrisy #1:- Nigel Hastilow
August 2009: Cameron hypocrisy #2:- Edward McMillan-Scott


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