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Today Tommy went to talk to this is the MP who stood up in parliament, hiding behind his Parliamentary privilege and called Tommy Robinson a string of vile names, watch this clip.
Here’s the very end of the stream cued up:
And here’s what this man said in parliament about Tommy:
Tommy waited patiently in the cold outside a library where the Stewart Malcom McDonald MP was supposed to meet his constituents. Tommy’s mere presence meant Police arrived, shut the library to all (including women and children coming to return books) while the MP hid inside.
Parliamentary privilege in the UK means an MP can say whatever he likes inside Parliament with no legal repercussions: he can lie, slander and defame with impunity. That’s what this MP did.
This episode was first broadcast June 12, 2005. Social Justice and diversity get an early mention in this episode. Keith Thompson’s interview is all about leaving the left a long time ago. He talks about rejecting the term “Social Justice” because justice is always social!
Mentioned in this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, Amnesty International, Bob Geldof, Powerline, Joe Trippi, Citizen Smash, the Chinese government’s registration of blogs, TownHall.com, Victor Davis Hanson, the collapse of the EU constitution, Charlie Quidnunc of the Rip and Read blog, the Democrats being whiny bitches about the Patriot Act, James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Robert Mugabe’s contest with the ghost of Pol Pot, Zimbabwe Pundit, Howard Dean, James Lileks’ new Screedblog, the Chinese Cultural Revolution finally comes to the University of Oregon, Joanne Jacobs, and why a staggering death toll must surely force the US government to pull out of Washington DC.