Thursday, October 28, 2004

Too late, mate

Another Guardianista invokes the ghost of Mary Whitehouse.

"We have to recapture the language of individual restraint and decency. We need to recall that the power of disapproval, and shame, can be stronger than the power of the state."

She's been here before, along with Yasmin and Madeleine, even Humphrys.

Sorry Jackie. Shame died somewhere around 1985. You - and me - and your comrades helped kill it. I'm pretty sure we held a rave on the grave. And as long as you're unable to see the connection between this fact and headlines like this, it'll stay dead.

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