Thursday, March 23, 2006

E for Easter and V for Vendetta

Norman Tebbit, yesterday in the House of Lords on the glorification of terrorism bill:

Many of us feel that the celebration of the Easter Rising of 1916 come pretty close to the glorification of terrorism. That leaves a lot of us unhappy. At the other end of the spectrum, I notice that a film is shortly to be released that has as its theme a masked desperado who commits an enormous number of terrorist acts, finishing up in the blowing up of Parliament at the end of the film. Is that glorification of terrorism, or is it just rather silly fiction? I know that the Attorney-General will have the sole right of instituting a prosecution under those provisions.

As far as we can tell, Tebbit is arguing that the bill (which finally got through the Lords) is hopelessly open-ended rather than against actual celebrations of the Easter Rising.

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