10 May 2006

Once a Jolly Hangman


Some farmers supplement their income by offering bead and Breakfast, farmer David Lucas, of Mildenhall, Suffolk, on the other hand has a far more gruesome sideline selling execution equipment to countries including Zimbabwe.

His products range from single gallows costing £12,000 each, to mobile "Multi-hanging Execution Systems" mounted on lorry trailers which have a £100,000 price tag. The latter, apparently, can hang up to 6 people at a time and are thus a boon for the tyrant who wants to combine terror with cost effectiveness.

As far as he is concerned he sees no problem with his trade (business is business) and he considers a forthcoming EC trade regulation which will ban his trade to be appalling.

David Lucas may be small fry but he shows the same level of amorality and self righteousness as other larger arms dealers. I doubt many will be shedding tears when this line of business dries up. Others I am sure will just view him for the sick bastard he is.

Click here to access the BBC report

6 comments:

van said...

i respect your sentiments but as a 'soft lefty,' and labour supporter you must see your own hypocracy ie IRAQ??? how many dollars have labour mps and ministers made out of state sanctioned murder? Quite a few I guess?

jams o donnell said...

Your comment assumes I support the Iraq war when I did not suport it myself. This may not sit well with Labor Party membership but despite this I still believe that Labour is still the best vehicle for progress.

Agnes said...

But Jams, terror should be cost effective! How dare you....

jams o donnell said...

I am aware that the Multiple execution system provides more "hangs for your bucks" dear Redwine but should life be that simple for even the most cost conscious tyrant?

Agnes said...

Do you expect serial tyrants to be sophisticated? And to spend the money of the people just like that?

jams o donnell said...

Well if the tyrant wants a reasonable pension fund or just another gold plated yacht, I am sure that showing financial prudence in the delivery of terror will help him (or her) on their way!