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Something to freeze the blood - a valentine from Ian McCartney

The dwarfish MP who hails from a part of Greater Manchester called East Dunbarton has found a particularly feeble angle for bigging up his department's efforts. Yup, a statement on conflict diamonds has been hung on today's date. Oh the wit, the sheer inventiveness.

Given that he refers to the Ivory Coast as Côte d'Ivoire in his comments, why not República Bolivariana de Venezuela, República de Angola, Republic of Sierra Leone and République Démocratique du Congo, eh?


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Blogger Newmania said... 11:33 am

I will only be inetrested when the word conflict is dropped from the sentence.

This very much reminds me of Simon Heffers article today about how MP`s have so little to do they are constantly running around inventing problems to solve.

Cote D`Ivoire tuh...Can`t stand those people who pepper their English with Frechification can you C...(cue..)  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:00 pm

Vraiment, Newmania, vraiment.

I can't help but think that the Ivory Coast must suffer from national esteem issues - what a dire name. Almost as bad as Ecuador (equator). Way back I was working on a marks out of 10 project for country names, but I seem to have deleted it.  

Blogger Newmania said... 1:08 pm

You always go straight for the heart of the national debate don`t you C

Incorrigible !!  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:36 pm

This thing about conflict diamonds (as they used to be called) has been around for years, bubbling along under the radar of the MSM. Then DiCaprio makes a movie about it and all of a sudden everyone, including politicians, is jumping on the bandwagon.


Blogger Croydonian said... 2:42 pm

I would have to be a very low bandwagon for McCartney to be able to jump on it.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:30 pm

Mr. The C. -

I'm not familiar with the gentleman, and Google Images is of no help. Are we talking Ronnie Corbett short or Oompa-Loompa short?  

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