Banana Splits

Our friend Daniel Hannan is talking

up the Anglosphere, but Yahya Jammeh, leader of the Gambia, isn’t buying:

In its statement, The Gambian government said it had “withdrawn its

membership of the British Commonwealth”.

It said it had “decided that The Gambia will never be a member of any

neo-colonial institution and will never be a party to any institution

that represents an extension of colonialism”.

Oddly enough, whatever their differences with their former colonial

masters in London, I don’t believe any of the over 50 members of

the Commonwealth has ever quit for this reason until now. Mr Jammeh,

however, is a somewhat eccentric figure. He devoted much of his speech

to the UN the other day to a lengthy denunciation of homosexuality,

which he called one of the three “biggest threats to human existence”.

Jammeh is not alone among African leaders in his antipathy (see Robert

Mugabe on “the

gay gangster leading the gay government of the gay United gay

Kingdom“), but he is taking a more hands-on approach:

He has also drawn international criticism for claiming he can cure

Aids with a herbal body rub and bananas.

Don’t knock it. After two years of ObamaCare, that’ll also be the

official cure for a hernia, a broken leg and a cerebral haemorrhage.

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist. That’s to say, his latest book, After America (2011), is a top-five bestseller in ...

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