The Curmudgeon


Friday, February 04, 2011

Old Bones

New Labour's predilection for back-of-the-envelope legislation has given an unexpected boost to the ignorance and cultural vandalism which will inevitably result from the practice of Gove History. A law introduced by the Ministry of Dawn Raids and Deportations in 2008 requires all human remains found in England and Wales to be re-buried within two years, be they recent, Roman or Neanderthal. The Ministry described the law as an "interim measure", presumably until it can be verified that permanent interment is not a soft option for any stray vertebrae or distal phalanges which may be asylum seekers in disguise; and there are no guidelines on where the re-burials should take place or what records should be kept. Evidently the loss of priceless archaeological evidence was one more thing about which New Labour was intensely relaxed. The Conservatives, whose main quarrel with New Labour is that the vandalism didn't go far enough, will no doubt extend the provisions of the law to allow the pre-mortem interment of state pension claimants.


  • At 5:31 pm , Anonymous darjeeling junkie said...

    How can you be "intensely" relaxed?
    I never understood that.It's like if I said I was coherently confused and discombobulated.

  • At 5:57 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    In other words, it makes about as much sense as starting wars for the sake of peace, opening faith schools in the name of integration, and protecting freedom with CCTV and identity cards. Besides, Peter Mandelson said it, which should place its veracity beyond the furthest reaches of dubitability.

  • At 8:43 pm , Anonymous darjeeling junkie said...

    In my eagerness to leave a smartarse comment I overlooked the sheer donkey-shaming stubbornness and bag-of-snakes crazyness of the legislation you draw attention to.I did read your post but it didn't seem to fully sink in.I've read it again,plus the link this time.This government are lucky that New Labour set the bar so very low.Limbo dancing won't save them though.


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