(Not satire – it’s the US Republicans!)
You know the old saying – “A man is known by the company he keeps” ?
Of course they love Mitt’s plan to reduce taxes for the richest 1% while cutting universal healthcare and welfare for the poorest if he becomes President. We know they love it because the Tories are doing exactly the same here.
But maybe they weren’t aware of some other extremist Republican policies like these:
- NO ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST
- NO LEGAL RECOGNITION OF SAME-SEX COUPLES
- EXPANSION OF GUN OWNERSHIP
- NO GAYS IN THE MILITARY – NO WOMEN IN COMBAT
- NO NEW TAXES, EXCEPT FOR WAR
- CREATIONISM TO BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS
- etc etc etc
But to be fair, the Tory delegation must surely be starting to get an idea what the Republicans are like. Especially after yesterday, when some of the Republican delegates threw peanuts at a black CNN camerawoman and called her an animal.
Disappointingly though, even after that event, the UK Conservatives were not at all put off by such an insignificant display of racism and are still there enjoying the hospitality of their sister party in the US.
And talking of sister parties, next week Conservative Party Co-Chair Lady Warsi is to speak at an event of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists – the grouping the Tories belong to in the EU parliament along with their allies the Polish Law and Justice Party and the Czech Civic Democratic Party as well as a few other assorted nuts.
We’ve all heard about some of the controversies surrounding the Tory’s allies in the new grouping – with their climate-change denying, anti-gay, SS celebrating ideas.
But I wonder if Lady Warsi knows about the Polish Law and Justice MP who gave a speech in the Polish parliament saying that Barack Obama’s inauguration as US president would mean the end of the civilization of the white man?
Considering Lady Warsi’s ethnicity, maybe someone should tell her.
So she at least knows what kind of people she’s going to be talking to and sharing aperitifs with next week.
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