Birmingham Stage Company


12 July 2010

Is it me or do we live in a very weird world where people eulogise a narcissistic murderer, a man is given copious airtime to claim he could have saved a brother he hadn't spoken to for seven years and the police are blamed for not saving a man who sat with a shotgun aimed at his head for six hours?

Personally, I'm glad there are a group of volunteers prepared to put their lives at risk to protect people like me from the likes of Mr Moat. Whatever mistakes they made along the way - and there were many - the obsessive desire of the media to strangle moral clarity is disconcerting and depressing.

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, I have begun to wonder if this country still has the moral fibre to do the right thing, whatever the cost. In my own personal experience, the debacle over the play Behzti seemed to suggest we don't - and that it's only getting worse.

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