Podcast Ep. 83: UK Enthused As Voters Head To Polls

Right Dishonourable Go forth and vote

For our final episode before the June general election in the UK our co-hosts cover leaders’ debates, leaders’ non-debates, the terrorist attack in London, rising and falling polls, and our final voting choices – or lack thereof.

Image based on Westminster, London by Berit Watkin

Podcast Ep. 82: Brillo Ordered To Give Katie Hopkins Good Scrubbing

Right Dishonourable Brillo Solution Gag

The terrorist attack in Manchester, Labour’s surge forward in the polls, Andrew “Brillo” Neil’s savaging of the UK’s political leaders, and the much-celebrated sacking of rent-a-gob Katie Hopkins are the three (Er, four? – Ed) topics this week.

Joining us is Rowan Ellis, a YouTuber and social media manager at women’s site The Pool.

Image based on photo from the Financial Times

Podcast Ep. 75: Westminster Attack Provokes Overblown Rhetoric

Right Dishonourable Anonymous on Westminster Attack

A terrorist attack in Westminster, the desperately dull French presidential debates, and YouTube malgorithms blocking out innocuous LGBT-related content are the topics three for this week.

Joining us is Hussein Kesvani, a journalist who has worked at BuzzFeed and VICE, an upcoming author covering the Internet and religious identity, and a podcaster over at No Country For Brown Men.

Image based on Anonymous by Vincent Diamante

Podcast Ep.31: Cameron teaches English, Labour’s election loss and the death of Litvinenko

RD E31, David Cameron English, Labour Election Defeat, Alexander Litvinenko murder

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.

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Boris Johnson in 2001: ‘Bin Laden should die, but we must try him first’

Boris Johnson, November 2011 by BackBoris2012 Campaign

Grandstanding at the Tory conference on Wednesday, David Cameron took the opportunity to attack Jeremy Corbyn for his description of the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden as a “tragedy”.

As the Right Dishonourable has now pointed out twice, the video in which the Labour leader is quoted from makes it clear that  for Corbo the escalation of violence and the snuffing out of the rule of law is the real “tragedy”:

“On this there was no attempt whatsoever that I can see to arrest him [bin Laden], to put him on trial, to go through that process. This was an assassination attempt and is yet another tragedy upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy. The World Trade Center attack was a tragedy, the war in Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy.”

In return for this Cameron lambasted Corbyn for his “security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology”.

For a conservative it is strange to attack support for the rule of law as part of a “Britain-hating ideology”, especially since, as all good Tories know, it is partly Britain’s reputation for strong law that makes us such an attractive place to invest.

But stranger still is the implicit attack by Cameron on London mayor and Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson, even if his preferred successor is chancellor Gideon “George” Osborne.

Way back in December 2001, as the fumes from the destruction of the Twin Towers were still strong in the nostrils of New Yorkers, Johnson took to his column in the Torygraph to reject the notion that British squaddies should perform a summary execution if they came across bin Laden:

“Bin Laden should be put on trial; not in Britain, but in the place where he organised the biggest and most terrible of his massacres, New York.

“He should be put on trial, because a trial would be the profoundest and most eloquent statement of the difference between our values and his. He wanted to kill as many innocent people as he could. We want justice. It was a trial that concluded the tragic cycle of the Oresteia, and asserted the triumph of reason over madness and revenge.”

At the end of his piece Johnson does skirt over Britain’s commitment not to hand over crooks to the Yanks if there is a danger of them being executed (as was true in New York at the time), which does rather spoil things.

But even so, once this article is brought to Call Me Dave’s attention he will no doubt waste no time in denouncing Johnson for his “security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology”.

We await the prime minister’s response.

Image Credit – Boris Johnson, November 2011 by BackBoris2012 Campaign