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Revision leave for Jacqui Smith?

Being older than dirt, I am delighted that there is no prospect of my having to sit an exam ever again, the last time being in 1987. However, the Minister of the Interior, or one of her homunculi, might have to lock him or herself away with just Brodie's notes / BBC 'bitesize' revision guides or whatever for a while, as the Time of Testing will soon be upon us, just as it was for the Dutch:

"On Tuesday the Netherlands was one of the first countries to take an exam at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. All UN member states are now to be critically examined on their human rights policy. Deputy Justice Minister Nebahat Albayrak and Human Rights Ambassador Arjan Hamburger went to Geneva for the Netherlands to answer questions on the report the Dutch government has drawn up on human rights in its own country...In the Palais de Nations Ms Albayrak had to answer 50 to 60 questions presented by the countries that sit on the Human Rights Council".

Among the liberal democracies on the HRC are the 'People's Republic' of China, Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia. The HRC is led by Romania, with lieutenants from Uruguay, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and de facto one party state, Djibouti.

If I were an invigilator, I would want to examine Smith's sleeves lest she had written the answers on the cuffs.


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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 8:32 am

And people wonder why some countries take no notice of the UN...  



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