Monday, January 04, 2010

Wootten Bassett

Anyone who has read "Suffolk Punch" with any degree of attention will know that I am as opposed to the Afghan war as anyone could be. But a pro-Islamic, anti-Coalition demonstration in Wootten Bassett, as proposed, would be an act of cruel provocation sure to make the life of Muslims in this country even harder.

Still, for the Mayor of Wootten Bassett to deny, as he is doing all over the national media at present, that the repatriation ceremonies for British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, which go through the centre of the village, are political in their subtext if not overtly so, is either disingenuous or just plain stupid.

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