Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ms Alibhai-Brown tells us she "fled" from Uganda

A very predictable (and one has to say rather plodding) composite feature on "liberty" in today's Guardian:  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/21/on-liberty-edward-snowden-freedom

This is not John Stuart Mill.

This is not even a pastiche of John Stuart Mill.

It is a pastiche of poseurs pretending to be John Stuart Mill.

However the last line of the gobbit written by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown caught my eye.





Ms Alibhai-Brown tells us she "fled" from Uganda.

I thought the Asians were expelled from Uganda?

"Fleeing" implies she did some noble act that the Ugandan authorities disapproved of.

Whereas in fact the episode was one of economic migrants getting their come-uppance.

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