Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Quo For Peace


David Cameron has told the EC that Status Quo is not acceptable. They may only have 3 chords, but I grew up with their music - Pictures of Matchstick Men was one of my all-time favourites and came out when I was 13 or 14. He can't just go around saying they're unacceptable without letting us know what his taste in music is.

I wonder how many millions Bob Diamond's severance payment will be.

Watched the Chinese film Hero last night. Which is better - to live at peace under a tyrant, or for many to die in the name of freedom? Difficult question to answer and one which resonates down to today. I suppose it depends on the level of tyranny, but let's suppose it's benevolent, so your thoughts on that and whether any of us can ever be truly free?


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