Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Godfrey, I know what you're trying to say, but...

Godfrey Bloom got himself kicked out of the European 'Parliament' for making Nazi allusions about Schulz, the (German) head of the Socialist bloc, and calling him an 'undemocratic fascist'.

Even to an arch anti-federast like me, this just seems dumb. At this point in time, the Ukipers should be guarding their precious powder, not letting off fireworks.

The only defence (other than it's the truth) is that Schutz is just as bad, which is a playground defence really. A player can get sent off for fouling, and it's not relevant if the player he fouled had fouled and got away with it earlier, and Bloom would better serve the team by staying on the pitch.

The Euro 'Parliament' is essentially a joke, that much is true, and it's not easy participating in it when you don't accept it has a mandate to do anything. Nevertheless, there is an argument in favour of sticking around to mess things up and be a nuisance, but you've still got to try to do it in a way that makes them look bad, and not yourself.

3 comments:

Goodnight Vienna said...

That's true, TT, it wasn't tactically great or pragmatic but I have to say it did my heart good to see it and I loved every minute. The occasional firework can't hurt in such a stultifying atmosphere.

James Higham said...

Even to an arch anti-federast like me, this just seems dumb. At this point in time, the Ukipers should be guarding their precious powder, not letting off fireworks.

Very much so.

Trooper Thompson said...

The thing is, I saw Farage eating them for breakfast here:

http://thefrogsalittlehot.blogspot.com/2010/11/game-is-up.html

This is far more effective than Bloom's outburst, but Bloom will get the coverage.