January 30, 2005

PUT THE TORIES OUT OF OUR MISERY:

Letwin member of anti-war tax group (Andrew Sparrow, 31/01/2005, Daily Telegraph)

Oliver Letwin, the shadow chancellor, is backing plans for pacifist taxpayers to be allowed not to contribute to the Government's defence spending.

He was identified yesterday as a supporter of Conscience: The Peace Tax Campaign, which wants the law to be changed to allow conscientious objectors to have their money spent on "peace building initiatives" instead of the military.

A spokesman for the shadow chancellor said that it was a personal belief rather than party policy, but if he became chancellor, this was an idea "that he would want to think about".

Mr Letwin's stance, which was strongly condemned by both Labour and Lord Tebbit, the former Conservative chairman, came to light when his name was found on the Conscience website. [...]

More than 75 MPs are listed as supporters on the Conscience website. Most of them are Labour, and Mr Letwin is the only Tory.


He's not a flying pig, he's a flaming idiot.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 30, 2005 11:29 PM
Comments

Is there some kind of law in Britain that states 'If you have an IQ over 75, you are not permitted to be a frontbencher for the Tory party.'

Posted by: Bart at January 31, 2005 6:32 AM

Bart;

It's not a law, but someone with an IQ over 75 is too smart to want to be Tory front-bencher.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at January 31, 2005 9:14 AM

Sometimes I'm left to wonder if Michael Howard is some long lost sibling of Moe, Shemp and Curly Howard. Third Way? NYUK-NYUK-NYUK.

Posted by: Bart at January 31, 2005 10:29 AM
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