Former Labour minister Nigel Griffiths has launched a Westminster campaign to bring Zimbabwean prez "laughing" Bob Mugabe to his knees - by stripping him of an Edinburgh University honorary degree, the BBC reports. Mugabe received the honour 23 years ago in recognition of his "services to education in Africa". Since then, he's …
Just what we need
Tough on despotism; tough on the causes of despotism...
Thank heaven for a man of backbone, initiative and action!
Let there now be trembling all round.
Things are getting tough
What next? A Commons motion proposing to revoke Mugabe's Tesco Clubcard?
I hear that the UN Security Council will be sending him a Christmas card with 66% less glitter stuck to it this year.
He has a Clubcard? - THE SWINE!
Mugabe first, ASBOed kids next!
What an appropriate punishement. Our MP's should extend this to violent youth crime in the UK, withdraw their school certificates and degrees, that will make them stop and think before executing nefarious undertakings!
On the other hand, why not let Mugabe keep his letters, and ship violent teenagers to Africa?
Daniel may have the right idea
After all, Australia was a wonderful penal colony, in its day, wasn't it?
Ship the rowdy yoof to Zimbabwe - and revoke Bob's Blue Peter while you're abotu it.
What's the use?
He'll just get another one off the internet you know. Mind you $50 is quite a lot in Zimbabwe these days...
before he robs you!
Having lived there, still having family over there and hearing on a daily basis how bad it is, just brings my blood to the boil.
specially that our politicians don't do anything but talk!!!
They went into Iraq because of alleged WMD which was discovered to be a lie!
Now they are millions of people begging them to help, and what do they do:
Sorry, but we can't.....
There is not enough oil there and, after all who cares, about a few people in Africa.
I close friend who lives there, who used to earn a reasonable amount of money (not rich, but livable) told my wife how he can't even afford an onion.
Here are the best descriptions for Robert Gabriel Mugabe:
Dictator, lier, criminal, thief, murderer, adulterer, racist, money launderer, and more.
Very easy to criticise...
...but at least these are diplomatic rather than military measures - surely the sort of thing (however minor) that most of us would have preferred to have happened in Iraq, no?