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Here's Hannan again

This time interviewed on Fox News in the US.

This seems like the first time anyone has put forward the free market solution to the banking crisis. That's a damning indictment of the Conservatives, and it's interesting to hear Hannan speak about the "two main parties" as if he were not a member of one of them.  This looks to me as if he is a Tory member in name only - his thinking is far more Whiggish or Libertarian and he confesses to being a Ron Paul fan too. How did someone like that ever get elected on a Conservative ticket?






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Well, he got elected to an MEP seat; it is not as if anyone cares too much about those!
Mar 26, 2009 at 5:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrederick Davies

Lots of people want to be MEPs - there's a lot of money to be made.
Mar 26, 2009 at 5:58 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
In my opinion, this is even better than the rocket attack on Brown. I have not heard a mainstream British politician speaking like this before.

A British politician who champions the "do-nothing position"?

A British politician who says "It is the hardest thing in politics to say 'well there's not very much we can do about this'.?

A British mainstream politician who supported Ron Paul?

This man actually thinks like me!

I can barely believe this.
Mar 26, 2009 at 10:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterYoung Mr. Brown
Thanks for posting this, Bish.

I've not heard such a clear message since seeing Keith Joseph when he spoke at my school in the late 70s.
Mar 27, 2009 at 1:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes
Not sure about his take on Barack Obama.

Like a lot of people he is making a "category error" if he thinks that a country can become (or even be) popular or likeable and will somehow get a better deal from other countries.
Mar 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes
Yes, I found that unconvincing too. Mind you I can understand not wanting McCain to get in. Big-state conservatism has had a long enough innings already.
Mar 28, 2009 at 7:56 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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