Friday, February 11, 2005

Nazi and Communist Symbols Equally Offensive, Says People´s Party

Last month, Franco Frattini, Vice President of the EU Commission, proposed banning Nazi symbols across Europe.

Nobody hates Nazis more than this blog does, but Frattini´s proposal is pettyfogging interference of the worst kind: it will prove ineffective (as experience in Germany has shown) and counterproductive.

Now Eastern European MPs, in a fit of reductio ad absurdam, are demanding that if swastikas are to be outlawed, then hammers and sickles should be binned as well.

The effects on fancy dress parties across Europe are incalculable. Let´s hope Frattini and his fellow activist chums on the European Commission see sense before they proceed with this act of mad censorship.

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