Tulip from Hampstead? Damn!


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I must get out and find a tukang ramput, a barber, to trim my meagre locks this sunny Jakarta morning. But first, a look at last week’s news from the UK.

A pretty smile can sometimes belie an ugly mind-set, but surely only for so long.

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  • Today I read that Tulip Saddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead, holds democracy in contempt.
  • There’s a report in the Huffington Post describing how she shares the same inclination as the bloated ‘Conservative’ elitists who want to sabotage the outcome of the Brexit referendum.

Tulip’s ‘considering’ a vote against the expected move by the UK Government to trigger Article 50 – the first step in implementing the British people’s clear decision break away from Brussels rule.

She’s certainly not alone – elsewhere, there’s a report that up to a hundred revolting Tory MPs, led by the loathesome Kenneth Clarke…


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…are slavering at the prospect of subverting the people’s verdict by various forms of Westminster manoeuvring.

Clarke has always been a cur, but in some ways I feel sorry for the Labour MP, who was elected to represent one of the worst concentrations of trendy left-lib swamp-life in London.

She defends her latest outburst by saying she must reflect the opinions of her constituents and further down the Huff Post page, she reveals that –

My constituency in Hampstead is full of lawyers.”  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tulip-saddiq-says-she-will-vote-against-triggering-article-50

My thoughts at once strayed to the jolly jest from a character played by the late Robin Williams in one of his brilliant films.

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Why is the N.I.H. (National Institute of Health) substituting lawyers for rats in laboratory tests?
Three reasons:
1. There are more lawyers than rats.
2. When rats die, many lab technicians feel sorry for them.
3. There are some things a rat will not do.

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Nevertheless, nobody is obliged to follow advice given by rats (sorry, lawyers)

But there may be other factors at play. 

Having inspected Tulip’s background, I was interested to learn that her grandfather was the first President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

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He was assassinated after banning all political parties, and cracking down on the press.

Using government forces and a militia of supporters called the Jatiyo Rakkhi Bahini, Mujib oversaw the arrest of opposition activists and strict control of political activities across the country.  https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/wpcd/wp/s/Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman.htm

Now, forty plus years later, his granddaughter is showing signs of a similar distaste for basic democratic principles.

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  • Is what we’ve been reading really and truly Tulips’ own considered opinion?

Or a symptom of a genetic predisposition against popular sovereignty?