- About TFT
Friday Thing Archive
- Politics
- Media
- Culture and Society
- War On Terror
- People
- Places
- World
- Popped Clogs
- Music
- Books
- Film
- Etc
Help And Info
- Contact Details
- Advertising
- Jobs
- Privacy Policy
- XML Feed

Home > Culture and Society

WAWIBF... Brotherly Love

22 July 2006

If sitcom star and animated cadaver Lesley Joseph is mutton dressed as rather garish, tarty mutton, and the BNP are a bunch of nasty turds dressed as turds which are ostensibly respectable but basically nasty turds fooling no one, then what the hell are the Brotherly Love, Freedom and Diversity Party? Well, essentially they're a rather foolhardy bunch of nonces who are practically begging to be sliced up by an enormously peeved mob.

In Dutch they are the PNVD - even the abbreviation sounds morally bankrupt - and this week they were granted the right to exist by Dutch judge and radio station waiting to happen, HFM Hofhuis. As he rightly pointed out, 'Freedom of expression... including the freedom to set up a political party can be seen as the basis for a democratic society.' Which includes three pervs standing on a paedo platform. End of.

Thing is, some of their policies are not half bad. They are campaigning for the legalisation of all drugs, just like Jonathan Ross. (Not that we're suggesting any further common ground between the PNVD and the popular chat show host, although 'Three Peados and a Baby Grand' has legs for sure). And if that's not enough for you, they're also pushing for free rail travel for all. Free trains! For all! What's not to vote for? They sound great! Apart from, you know, the child-fucking. Actually, no, that's unfair. It is very important to remember that the three men who make up the PNVD have not, as far as is known, committed any actual child-crime. They are not child sex abusers after all. They are merely paedophiles, non-expressers or, if you like, 'good paedophiles'. Although they do themselves no favours when, as well as the free trains, they're also in favour of lowering the age of consent from 16 to 12 and legalising both child pornography and sex with animals. Oy. If nothing else, their party political broadcasts will be a hoot.

What's particularly interesting about this story is how it demonstrates that nothing will test a person's libertarian principles more than a politically active paedophile. It's really difficult, morally, to sanction a man's right to campaign on the child porn ticket. Extremely difficult. But of course, of course the PNVD should not be banned. Just as Lesley Joseph and the BNP must be given the opportunity to express their vileness, so must the PNVD. It's not as if they're going to get voted in after all. This is Holland. Not Belgium. Besides which, presumably, once they're out in the open, the Dutch paedo-squad will be all over them like nappy rash. In reality, allowing them to attempt to legitimise themselves is actually the ideal way of monitoring their activities, then, when the monitoring gets dull, tipping off the nearest angry mob and taking the night off.

Poor paedos. They don't stand a chance.

Comment on this article: letters@thefridaything.co.uk

Subscribe to The Friday Thing for free

Bad words ahead The Friday Thing is a weekly email comment sheet. Casting a cynical eye over the week's events, it is rarely fair and never balanced.

A selection of articles from each week's issue appear online, but to enjoy the full Thing, delivered by email every Friday - as well as access to almost five years of back issues - you'll need to subscribe. It's absolutely free.

"Razor-sharp comment and gossip." - The Sunday Times

"Hilariously cynical..To describe it as 'irreverent' is to do the newsletter an injustice." - The Observer

"Sharp, intelligent, opinionated, uncompromising and very, very funny. Just like 'Private Eye' used to be." - Alec McKelland

"Wicked" - Channel 4

"Ace" - Time Out

"'We rise once again in advocacy of The Friday Thing. We realize that some of you may be unwilling to spend [your money] on plain-text comment, but you're only depriving yourself." - The Minor Fall, The Major Lift

"Subscribing to this at the beginning of the year was undoubtedly one of the better decisions I've made. Superlative, and utterly marvellous. I look forward to Fridays now, because I can't wait for the next issue. Fucking fucking brilliant." - Meish.org

"Featuring writers from The Observer, Smack The Pony and The 11 O'Clock Show... will continue to attract new subscribers sight unseen" - NeedToKnow

"The Friday Thing is so good it's stopping me from doing a bunk of a Friday afternoon." - Annie Blinkhorn (The Erotic Review)

"So now" - The Evening Standard

"Damn it, you rule. May you never, ever back down." - Paul Mayze

"Ace" - PopJustice

"Snarky" - Online Journalism Review

"Can you please stop making me laugh out loud... I'm supposed to be working, you know!" - Tamsin Tyrwhitt

"Your coverage of stuff as it spills is right on the money." - Mike Woods

"Popbitch with A-Levels." - Tim Footman

"In an inbox full of trite work-related nonsense, TFT shines from under its subject heading like the sun out of Angus Deayton's arse." - Nikki Hunt

"A first rate email. It's become an integral part of my week, and my life would be empty and meaningless without it (well, *more* empty and meaningless anyway)." - Mark Pugh

"Genius, absolute bit of class. And you can quote me on that." - Lee Neville

"If you're hipper than hell, this is what you read." - MarketingSherpa

"The most entertaining email I've had all week. Great tone." - Matthew Prior

"A massive and engrossing wit injection." - idiotica.co.uk

"I wouldn't know satire if it bit me on the arse. But I did like the Naomi Campbell joke." - Matt Kelly (The Mirror)

"Has had an understandably high profile among people who know about these things." - Guy Clapperton (Guardian Online)

"Satirical sideswipes at the burning issues of the day." - Radio 5 Live

"Puerile and worthless... Truly fabulous... Do read the whole thing." - Stephen Pollard

The Friday Thing 2001-2008 - All Rights Reserved