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The 'pardons' bandwagon picks up speed....

The Telegraph is reporting on the next level of idiocy that this has descended to, much as I'd foreseen. A playwright with a zest for self-publicising has suggested that Admiral Byng be pardoned for his execution by firing squad, and the paper is running with the idea and has rounded up some rentaquote writers to name a few others that 'deserve' to have the verdict of the time set aside. So far no-one has named Cromwell. I suspect that this one will run and run, and doubtless we will see all sorts of nonsense voiced before the silly season grinds to a halt.

However, I do have to single out Anne Begg for suggesting that the Salerno mutineers be pardoned. I think it is safe to say that Ms Begg has never seen active service and does not have much of an idea about military discipline under combat conditions

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