First they came for Damien Green...
Iain Dale writes that 'We don't yet live in a Police State, but one be forgiven on nights like this from wondering if we are headed that way', while commentators on politicalbetting say that Damien Green's arrest reminds them of Niemoeller's famous poem, 'First they came'.
All this days after the government announced an increase in the higher rate of tax, which as one blogger so rightly pointed out, 'is no more moral, and done for the same base reasons as the Soviet murder of the Kulaks'.
But really to comprehend the full horror of life in ZaNu Liebor's Britain, we need a modern version of Niemoeller's poem. After all, it is not communists, trade unionists or Jews who the police have been coming for in recent years, but Tory MPs. So here is an updated version, showing how far our government has been going to in order to silence its opponents:
First they came for Jonathan Aitken, and I didn't speak up, for I had no simple sword of truth.
Then they came for Jeffrey Archer, and I didn't speak up, for I thought his books were crap.
Then they came for Mark Thatcher, and I didn't speak up, for I had never funded a military coup.
Then they came for Andrew Pelling, and I didn't speak up, for I had never assaulted my wife.
And then they came for Damien Green, and I wrote that it showed the government was fascist, for I had an internet connection.