26 April, 2011
Being economical with the truth
Oh yes. So the EDL are planning to protest against the nuptials of Kate and Wills are they? Unpatriotic far-right siegheiling bastards, eh?
What has actually happened is that a tentative proposal was floated within the EDL rank-and-file for the EDL to take on any MAC demonstrators that turn up in London. This proposal was rapidly talked out as being dangerous and counterproductive.
As Edmund Burke put it,
Falsehood and delusion are allowed in no case whatever: but, as in the exercise of all the virtues, there is an economy of truth. It is a sort of temperance, by which a man speaks truth with measure that he may speak it the longer.After all, has the BBC actually told any untruth on this occasion?