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A brief observation on Sir Fred Goodwin

The man has been demonised by politicians for weeks on end, with this lead followed with much vim by the media and thus parts of the public. Given that level of incitement, it is hardly surprising that some have seen fit to engage in criminal acts against his property. Doubtless there are some who would like to form a lynching party.

Envy, one might note, is a particularly loathsome state of mind, and I will not be at all surprised if there will be dog whistle messages of approval coming from some quarters of the commentariat. Were I Sir Fred, I would be booking a one way ticket out of here.

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Blogger Alan Douglas said... 10:08 pm

Are there not laws about inciting hatred ? And do these laws not apply to all of us equally ?

In which case, could we not prosecute Gordon Brown for inciting hatred. And a few of his colleagues, spin doctors, and quite a few journalists ?

Alan Douglas  



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