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Saturday, 23 September 2006


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"to quote Oaten, himself, "... politics isn't a place where you achieve anything. You go through the motions."

Hmmm, poor choice of words there, Mark, very poor choice of words.....


In the article Mr. Oaten is quoted

"If I'd been brave enough when I had the home affairs brief, that's what I wanted to say, that we should abolish prisons.

Do you think that the fact he couldn’t move this idea and he was being pushed into irrelevance and losing the lection is an indication that in some weird way the system was working?

The small hope, and small it is, is that his opnions on politics are reflection him and not the system.

Naughty, naughty, Julia - but well spotted!

Alas, Hank, I fear that loonies like Oaten are not just a reflection of the system - they *are* the system. Our only slight safeguard is that the loonies can't seem to agree on which potty policy to inflict on us.

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