Ealing Comedies are back! This time they star that great Parliamentary wit Steven Pound, who is a Labour backbencher and MP for Ealing. I'm not sure whether the article below was written by the Labour Press Office on a good day or the Pinewood Studios Comedy Writers Team on a bad day. (And yes it is genuine!)
Watch out for a Labour attack coming soon claiming Lib Dem calls to save the planet from global warming are leading to the destruction of the environment; Lib Dem calls for extra police being a blueprint for terrorists to undermine life as we know it, and Lib Dem opposition to the Iraq war being the cause of the conflict in Lebanon.
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world, and Labour live in it!
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TERROR 2: Lib Dems under attack over food threat
The Liberal Democrats have been accused of 'giving aid and advice to the enemy' by highlighting the risk to UK food supplies from terrorists.
Ealing North Labour MP Steve Pound that that 'this sort of hysterical alarmism shows why the Liberal Democrats will never be fit for government'.
He told Gallery News, " Any responsible politician with concerns such as these would quietly contact the Minister and address the issue seriously and without giving encouragement or ideas to terrorists. The fact thatthe LibDems have chosen to make a public statement instead proves that they are interested more in political advantage than the defence of the realm.
" To issue a mealy-mouthed caveat that this 'is not an issue for public panic' shows that there is a breath of conscience in the Liberal body but tacking it on to the end of an alarmist press release is far too little and far too late.
" To state on the record that 'agro-terrorism is furthermore a very cost-effective form of causing major disruption with a small amount of a high risk chemical potentially producing an epidemic of nationwide proportions' is an absolute disgrace and close to treachery. Any terrorist looking for a'cost-effective' tactic now has the blueprint thanks to the irresponsible publicity hounds of the Liberal democrats.
" No doubt they'll come up with some wingeing hand-wringing excuse but I just hope that they ask themselves the simple question. Has this statement helped our country or those who attack us? The answer is clear to me.
" We're used to mendacity and duplicity from the Liberal Democrats but giving aid and advice to the enemy is a new low - even for them."