The Corner

Pay No Attention to that House of Lords Hitman

Andy, while you’re neurotically hysterical enough to get worked up over the fact that the Labour Party’s nice Lord Ahmed has put a bounty on Obama’s head, a new British organization called Hope Not Hate has identified the real problem: you and me and a bunch of other right-wing Islamophobic “counter-jihadists,” whom they list here so that Britons can be alert to our hatey hateyness. Hope Not Hate is dedicated to “celebrating Britain’s diversity.”

In other news:

48% Of Brits Want To Get Out Of The UK

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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