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The Scum – Cops foil plot to snatch Leo Blair: Special Branch cops smashed a plot to kidnap little Leo Blair while monitoring a small band of fanatical dads, The Sun can reveal. They stumbled across the startling plan as they investigated the activities of men on the lunatic fringe of the Fathers 4 Justice group. Tony Blair and his wife Cherie were told about the threat to five-year-old Leo – the youngest of their four children. A security source told The Sun: “They were naturally very concerned, as any parent would be. But they have been assured the police are on top of the situation.” A security assessment of the Prime Minister’s family was carried out by Special Branch after the plot was uncovered. It included analysis of the protection given to the Blairs’ other three children – Euan, 22 tomorrow, Nicholas, 20, and 17-year-old Kathryn. The source said: “Appropriate steps have now been taken.”… Special Branch came across the plan to abduct Leo just before Christmas. No details of how the fanatics intended to snatch the child have been disclosed. But it is understood the men only wanted to hold Leo for a short period of time and were not intending to harm him. The security source said: “Fortunately we think we have nipped this in the bud at an early stage. There have been no arrests although inquiries are continuing. It was good intelligence work.”
Those fellas will want to watch themselves… Leo can be a dangerous little sod when cornered.
Incidentally, I love how this plot – that appears to be as close to realisation/reality as the plots to bomb Heathrow, Canary Wharf, etc. etc. etc. – takes over the front page today.
Over the past few weeks, Abu Hamza man has appeared in court on race-hate charges, and Rebekah Wade has responded with front pages, double-paged spreads, priority-placement in the editorial(s), courtrooom sketches… the works.
But when leading members of the BNP appear in court on race-hate charges, the report is relegated to page 22. No front page, no editorial… you get the picture, I’m sure. Or rather, if you’re a reader of the Sun, you don’t… but, then again, you do. Kongfused? Hang in there…
Independent – Court hears Griffin’s tirade against ‘evil’ Asians: The leader of the British National Party fabricated a “nightmare vision” to provoke fear and resentment of British Asians, a jury was told yesterday.
Now, why does this seem so familiar?
But, of course, not everyone foams at the mouth like Ann Coulter or Pat Robertson. Or Abu Hamza or Nick Griffin. No, the clever money is on failing to condemn certain people, and/or carefully prioritising your condemnations – just to let everyone know (nudge-wink) on which side The One True Bread is buttered.
(PS – Strangely, this view is imperfectly echoed by Nick Griffin of all people: (It was alleged that) Mr Griffin had said Asian community leaders would condemn the attacks to the press but not to the attackers themselves. “It’s part of their plan for conquering countries. It’s how they do it,” Mr Griffin said.)