Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Atavistic honour

Tribalism is tyranny with a long memory. Many of us in the west are appalled by the brutality and murder that imported tribalism encourages and glorifies as ‘honour killing’ wherever tribes settle. But it’s by no means an exclusively imported thing.

The POSIWID of the tribe is the tribe. And no clearer evidence of tribal atavism is to be seen than yesterday’s honour killing by the Tory tribe of Kenneth Clarke who presumed to be its leader having previously besmirched its honour by flirting with Europe and – horror of horror – the euro. That’ll teach him.

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