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11 November 2013
THE BOOT IS ON THE OTHER FOOT
In the 1930s victims of Nazi persecution in Germany fled to Britain to escape.
Sarah Harrison is a British journalist has been working in Russia with political refugee Edward Snowden. Snowden is the US whistleblower who blew the gaff on clandestine eavesdropping by US and British spooks on the electronic communications of millions of European citizens as well as 35 world leaders.
Harrison arrived in Germany on Saturday 2 November 2013 only to be advised by her lawyers – according to a report in the London Guardian on 7 November – that it was not safe for her to travel on to her home in the UK. As a result, according to the paper, she has joined “the growing band of net activists stranded in Berlin”.
In a letter to the London Guardian published on 9 November, reader LJS Lesley comments: “it is ironic that in the 1930s people fleeing persecution in Germany came to Britain. Today people take refuge in Germany to avoid prosecution in Britain. How times have changed in 80 years.”
O Tempora! O Mores!
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Capitalism in practice (4 July 2012)
5.Ladder (21 June 2012)
6. A tale of two cities (1) (6 June 2012)
7. A tale of two cities (2) (7 June 2012)
8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.