Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Dan Hannan on the decline of civility

As Dan Hannan points out here, the old convention of civility which used to define British politics in breaking down, and the British abhorrence of using violence as a means of expressing political disagreement is not as universal as it used to be.

He makes a convincing argument that going from "Punch a Nazi" to "Shoot a republican Congressman" is a difference of degree rather than kind - and starts you down the same road which, taken further, can lead to actions morally equivalent to the man who drove a van into a crowd outside Finsbury Park Mosque.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go and Hug a hoody

Chris Whiteside said...

David Cameron 2006 (as it was reported)