Forward to the past! By William Bowles

8 October 2004

I suppose it’s not so strange really but the more the status quo crumbles, the more the British state retreats into its imperial past – with the help of the state-run media. Nothing could typify this better than the BBC’s coverage of the Tory Party conference this week. For a moment I thought I’d gotten a free ride on HG Well’s time machine, when during BBC 2’s coverage of the conference on 6/10/04, three virtually geriatric former members of her majesty’s armed forces were exhumed for their views on the Tories desperate attempts to recapture the ground appropriated by the Labour government by asking them what they thought of Labour’s policy vis our armed forces.

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