Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Blast From the Past

Good to hear from Conrad Black, a bit of a rogue but someone who got completely fitted up buy the appalling US justice system and shouldn't have served a single day of porridge.

Here he is on Margaret Thatcher. I laughed long and loud at the first sentence of the following:

She formed her judgment of Germany when the Luftwaffe (in what must rank as one of the greatest long-term strategic blunders of World War II) bombed the town of Grantham, where teenage Margaret Thatcher lived. And she formed her opinion of Americans from the U.S. servicemen, black and white, whom she and her family invited home for dinner after the wartime Sunday services in her local Methodist church. She was always grateful for America’s deliverance of the old world from the evils of Nazism and Communism, always supported the right of Israel to survive and flourish as a Jewish state, and never went cock-a-hoop for sanctions against what she called “the evil and repulsive” apartheid regime in South Africa, because she did not “see how we will make things better by making them worse.” She was a practical person of unswerving principle.

A sound man, is Conrad.


Thud said...

His wife for all her supposed failings could knock out a decent article or two,I like the two of them, a good match and I hope he makes something of a comeback.

Elby the Beserk said...

Black Paxmanning Paxman was one of the TV delights of recent years. A bravado performance!

Electro-Kevin said...

I was sitting in the messroom (West Country) and the History Channel was on TV.

It showed the bombing of the East End of London and the Royal visit. And then footage of Dresden.

My mate (from Silvertown) stood up - pointed at the footage now showing a montage of Hitler and shouted "YEW DON'T FUCK WI' DA COCKNEYS !"

I think Conrad Black got it slightly wrong on Grantham (there's longer term resentment than that.) I've heard nice things about him from other sources too. Obviously well liked.

Electro-Kevin said...

PS, The messroom was full of yokels. They didn't understand.

Anonymous said...

Greetings Idle....Farqs here. Talking of Conrad Black, did you see the very amusing Mike Selvey piece on CM-J and Cockney rhyming slang? Hilarious....

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