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I dunno, it is entirely consistent with Boris' worldview which is that you suck up and kick down. He can regularly be seen on telly defending Barclays, HSBC and the City in general on the principle that they are successful companies and we should just leave them alone to get on doing what they do best, make lots of money.

Being associated with Rupert is just part of that fixation.

He is in the tory tradition of Alan Clark, a minister under Mrs Thatcher. A man who gained notoriety on several fronts, for being racist, a drunk and a serial adulterer. His attitude to Corporate profits, in this case, arms sales, is revealed here

When Clark was Minister of Trade, responsible for overseeing arms sales to foreign governments, he was interviewed by journalist John Pilger who asked him:

    JP "Did it bother you personally that you were causing such mayhem and human suffering (by supplying arms for Indonesia's war in East Timor)?"
    AC "No, not in the slightest, it never entered my head."
    [....]
    JP "Doesn't that concern extend to the way humans, albeit foreigners, are killed?"
    AC "Curiously not. No."



keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 1st, 2012 at 01:44:29 AM EST
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