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A hoon, or merely a chump?

Geoff Hoon 'checked phone during Iraq war memorial' - Telegraph.

Is it any wonder his surname has become one of the British blogosphere's favourite euphemisms? Yet, in truth, Hoon (the only Labour minister with whom I have had the misfortune to break bread) is only displaying Labour's bog standard attitude to our armed forces.

The true attitude of the British Left is revealed by those teachers who want to prohibit the services from visiting schools. His natural arrogance amplified by years in office, Hoon simply could not conceal his contempt for brave men and women who died so that Tony Blair wouldn't look quite so wet.