DRIVEL OF THE DAY: Dan Hannan asserts, “Principle is Punishment”

2 Feb

The Slog.

As of course, Arbeit macht frei. And strength can be gained through joy.

Dan Hannabal’s latest troupe of room-dwelling elephants is a masterpiece of 3-card trickery: ‘because Labour supporters would levy a top tax rate of 50% even if it didn’t bring in any more money, they are obviously mad persons whose sole desire is the punishment of the rich’.

This is the thread I’ve just left at the Telegraph:

If I may say so young Daniel, your substitution of the word ‘principle’ with ‘punishment’ is very clever, but both mendacious and regrettable.
But then, pretty much all of your stuff is deliberately obtuse in a way designed to win over the intellectually idle. Perhaps this is what makes you a Tory, I’m not sure.
There are two further possible interpretations of this research result:
1. That the principle at stake might be the growing inequity of wealth in the…

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