David Cameron’s English lessons, Labour’s disastrous general election and the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko are the three subjects the Right Dishonourable delve into in this week’s podcast.
Jazza, Jimmy and John – contributors with names not beginning with J currently being unavailable – talk through a review of 2015 in politics and current events.
Imagine, if you can, a Scotsman named Angus.
In the wake of the terrorists attacks on Paris last week it was obvious that at least some politicians would incite that cliché that, no matter how many shouts of “Allahu Akbar” were heard among the gunshots on Friday, this violence was in no way Islamic.
And so it has proved. Only on Tuesday Theresa May, the home secretary, duly stood up in the Commons and intoned: “The attacks have nothing to do with Islam.”
In a move that will please the religious right as well as egalitarians, it seems Home Affairs Committee chair Keith Vaz is open to blasphemy laws being brought back onto the books, so long as they protect the butthurt of all religious cranks “equally”.
Speaking after the subject of blasphemy was discussed by the Muslim Council of Britain last week, Vaz flip-flopped from one side of the debate to the other, first seemingly supporting the laws before backtracking.