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Richard Barr wants to become a swivel-eyed loon 
like everyone else, and no-one can stop him

7 June 2013

I was not on the road to Damascus at the time that I saw the light. Hereabouts one has to be more prosaic. The road between Knapton and Trunch would have to do instead.

I now know that the one thing in life that I want to be (and have always wanted to be) is a swivel-eyed loon - even though I could not bring myself to vote for UKIP. In fact I cannot even remember the name of its leader. Nonetheless I will be in good company as apparently 25 per cent of people voted for UKIP, so there are plenty of us to make up the noble company of swivel-eyed loons.

Imagine a world full of swivel-eyed loons - swivel-eyed loony judges, making contradictory and mad judgments, the EC's swivel-eyed bureaucrats imposing a ban on olive oil in open dishes in posh restaurants (then changing their minds), swivel-eyed surgeons cutting off the wrong leg and of course the swivel-eyed politicians, hell bent on denying access to justice with their plethora of recent so-calle...

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