Blair: “We Can Put the Past Behind Us”

Alas, Reg Keys can’t put the past behind him, his son Lance Corporal Tom Keys, 20, was killed in Al Majar Al Kabir on June 24, 2003. Reg is set to stand against Blair in Sedgefield, to challenge the legality of the war, and Blair’s lies about WMD. His campaign is supported by the intellectual musician Brian Eno, who has some political experience in overthrowing dictatorships, having advised Vaclav Havel, the Czech dissident playwright who became president. A local publican is putting Reg Key’s up in the constituency. Maybe the LibDems should consider standing down? The Tories have replaced Kamikaze Kruger with pukka ex-RAF Group Captain Al Lockwood, the former military spokesman in Iraq. He should creatively self-destruct as well if the Tories have any sense. Things are complicated by renegade ex-MI5 whistleblower David Shayler also intending to stand in Sedgefield. Perhaps he should instead stand against the Fat Controller himself, Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, which would be more logical given he is standing on a civil liberties ticket.

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Rowan Atkinson tells The Times

“All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologising for them. You should really only apologise for a bad joke. On that basis, no apology is required.”


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