After Libya: where should Cameron strike next?

Some readers may have woken up today wondering whether they have been transported into a parallel universe. In this parallel universe – let us call it Moronica – it is considered wise and statesmanlike when your country is falling to bits and £4.8 trillion in debt to borrow money you can’t possibly afford in order to finance your crumbling military to fire missiles at a million pounds a pop at a ramshackle army in a far off country in order to replace the insane despot who was formerly in charge with a newer, likely more dangerous regime.

Assuming, for a moment, that this really is Moronica that we now all inhabit, let us consider the options as to where Our Glorious Leader Dave should strike next in order further to demonstrate his international statesmanship:

China

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2 thoughts on “After Libya: where should Cameron strike next?”

  1. Dear Mr Delingpole,

    I see that you are stretching out into areas even more outlandish than usual in order to increase your exposure and blog traffic. Well, we all have to make a living I suppose.

    I see that it has recently been announced that one of your favourite climate change skeptics papers has been exposed (the Spencer and Bradwell rubbish) as dubious in the extreme and caused the resignation of a fringe journal’s editor. Would that there was more of this sort of decent behaviour in response to such dangerous nonesense.

    My belief is that your stance on climate change will be seen ultimately to have been dangerously wrong. It is something I fail to understand in the light of all the evidence to hand and I can only assume that the somewhat manic right-wing posturing “stance” is to bring in the bacon. KG

  2. Cameron has already “insulted” the Chinese dictators by “pointing fingers” at them over their human rights abuse record during and before Premier Wen Jiabao’s 3 day visit in June.

    1. Britain secured $4.3 billion trade deals with China in June 2011.

    2. France secured $19.1 billion trade deals with China in November 2010 (see http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-06/28/c_13953788.htm )

    3. Germany secured $15 billion trade deals with China on 29 June 2011.

    The point was made that Cameron’s “firm stance” on human rights has no effect whatsoever on Wen Jiabao, other than leading him to make bigger trade deals with other countries which don’t try to preach human rights morality.

    British “moral posturing” has gone a long way since 14 May 1938 when Prime Minister Chamberlain (proudly acting as “his own Foreign Secretary”) ordered the Foreign Office to ensure that British footballers gave the Nazi salute in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium to appease and cuddle up to fascism.

    Cameron should resolve the problem of China’s human rights record and British-Chinese trade relations by doing what is paid to do, i.e. deciding whether or not Britain is serious about human rights abuses in China. If Britain is serious, then trade imports from China should be banned. (Goodbye to all excellent electronics manufactured cheaply in China.) Then conscription, ultimatums to China, military mobilization, etc. In other words, he should come up with a definite plan and mechanism whereby complaining to China about its human rights abuses will resolve the problem, and if he cannot do that, he should admit that the hot air is not sorting out the problem (just as Nazi salutes in by British footballers did not sort out the problem with Hitler).

    The error is the arm-waving vague assumption that there is some kind of benefit to gestures which cannot solve the problem. The gesture of Nazi salutes, instead of resolving problems, made them worse just as wallpapering over the cracks makes problems worse. Cameron’s vocal BS on Chinese human rights is hypocrisy because he’s preventing any referendum on our EUSSR membership, which takes away our human rights here because most laws we’re subjected to are coming from the EUSSR which Britain has no control over. It’s effectively a dictatorship. Until he gives us a referendum on EUSSR membership, maybe he should be consistent and try to cultivate pure friendship with the uneChinese dictators for trade.

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