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May 20, 2008 5:53 am


The First Step on the Road to Serfdom?



"Sacking a person who is doing a good job because you disapprove of what he does in the privacy of his own dungeon is the first step on the road to serfdom."

Thus concludes Matthew Syed on the Mosley affair.

For those who don't follow the world of motor-racing or, for that matter, the recent adventures of Max Mosley, understand that he is the younger son of the late Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, and his second wife, Lady Diana Mosley, one of the Mitford sisters. Doubly embarrassing, therefore, when it was claimed that Max liked to act out sadomasochistic fantasies on a Nazi theme.

Rod Liddle defends his right to privacy here."Those complaining most loudly about his alleged behaviour ought to worry that one day the bedroom door might be opened on their private passions."

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