Posted: Sep 20, 2019 8:27 pm
by ronmcd
Beatsong wrote:
GrahamH wrote:Some epic hyperbole from Emily Thornberry

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has sparked fury among Liberal Democrats by comparing Jo Swinson’s party to the Taliban over their new policy to cancel Brexit if they win power.
Ms Thornberry is a committed Remainer who said she Is “never going to be able to do anything other than campaign to Remain” in any fresh referendum on Brexit.
But she said it was not “democratic” to try to overturn the result of the 2016 EU referendum without consulting voters again. ... spartanntp

What utter nonsense!

Yeah, that's a really fatuous comparison.

I mean, the Taliban are guided by a deeply held set of principles, and can be relied upon to do what they say they're going to do.
The decision making process of the Taliban in Kandahar was modeled on the Pashtun tribal council (jirga), together with what was believed to be the early Islamic model. Discussion was followed by a building of a consensus by the believers.[278]

As the Taliban's power grew, decisions were made by Mullah Omar without consulting the jirga and without Omar's visits to other parts of the country.