Martin Bright

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Philip Hollobone MP Philip Hollobone MP
A lot of people are finding it funny, going on odd, that the UK organisation called Liberty is, in so many words, offering to take MP Philip Hollobone 'to the cleaners'. All this because of his views of the burka. The Independent has the letter to Hollobone from Liberty, it's almost gleeful in the way it's worded, a posh version of the veiled threat, "c'mon make my day". They might be right and he might be wrong, or perhaps the other way around. The fact is, a bit like Nulabour, Liberty look like they are yesterday's people. And another fact is, again like Nulabour, it's all their own fault. Liberty and its Head Honcho, Shami Chakrabati, are a regular feature of the media circuit. Theirs is a rather priggish double act, they know best and right from wrong, but alas that's all they know. If they were in a sales and marketing team living off commission they would starve to death. You may wonder how such an organisation can, so effortlessly, get so many people's backs up.

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