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Mercs for jerks

Posted by Richard Thursday, July 28, 2005

"Live 8 will merely finance 'Mercs for jerks'," says Roy Bennet, the former farmer thrown into a filthy prison by Mugabe for pushing a fellow Zimbabwean MP, as cited in the features section of The Daily Telegraph today (no link).

I wish I had said that, but then I probably will. Of course, we have our own version of "Mercs for jerks". These vehicles are the favourite chariots of EU commissioners (and MEPs when they are in Brussels - they get Renaults in Strasbourg), so I suppose we are all guilty.