Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Double Standards

“Afghans and Iraqis have voted for their Governments. Those attacking them are doing so to destroy those slender democratic roots. We are defending them. We should be absolutely proud of doing so.” Tony Blair address to the TUC 12th September 2006

13th September 2006 Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao visits Toney Blair in Downing Street. A Downing Street spokesman said: "This visit will underline the expanding relationship we have with China…” This is one week after China tightened restrictions on foreign media operating in the country. It happens despite numerous documented cases of human rights abuses in China and despite Chinese people having no democratic rights whatsoever.


Clearly, some people’s democracies are more important than others.

1 Comments:

At Thursday, October 05, 2006 7:12:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With regards to double standards.

Straw asks women for veil rethink

Mr Straw: Covering faces makes good community relations difficult
Muslim women in the UK who wear full veils make "better, positive relations" between communities more difficult, Commons leader Jack Straw has said.

Bikers and Hoodies oblige.

 

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