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Thursday
Mar262009

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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Reader Comments (6)

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
Frederick

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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