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Britain isn´t so bad after all
Telegraph [UK], by Harry Mount

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/4/2013 5:29:44 AM

About a decade ago, I worked with Daniel Hannan on the leader-writers´ desk at the Telegraph. You might remember an appalling suggestion then by the Labour Government that any private house that had been left unoccupied for more than a decade or so would be claimed by the state. All the leader-writers were opposed to this ludicrous idea--and, thank God, it never became law. But we were all a little languid about it because it seemed so unlikely ever to take place. Only Dan was really agitated, saying, "You don´t really believe this sort of thing can ever happen. But

Mount goes on to talk about Hannan´s new book* which opens with the story of his family´s home--and plantation--being confiscated by the Peruvian government. I didn´t know that about Hannan and, as Mount points out, I see why Hannan has a bit more sense of consequence than the average. That is, he doesn´t take freedoms for granted. Good, short read.

*How we invented Freedom and why it matters


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