Helen Duncan - should she be pardoned?

Stripey_G

War Hero
Of course she deserves to be pardoned..typical dark age types that were frightened with something they didn't understand.She had one hell of a gift!
 
Same as the Pendle Witches from Pendle near Burnley.

Accused by a couple of kids dragged of to Lancaster and questioned for questioned please read torture. Of course they confessed and that was that.

And to think even now in Mexico and parts of Africa the uneducated actually believe that the old lady living on her own is a witch etc and they get burned at the stake or thrown on the bonfire.
 

Jimmy_Green

War Hero
Backpacker1uk said:
Same as the Pendle Witches from Pendle near Burnley.

Accused by a couple of kids dragged of to Lancaster and questioned for questioned please read torture. Of course they confessed and that was that.

And to think even now in Mexico and parts of Africa the uneducated actually believe that the old lady living on her own is a witch etc and they get burned at the stake or thrown on the bonfire.

Much the same happened here in Britain with many people persecuted by the church. (Thanks you Christian bastards, Britain was never a Christian country so fcuk off back to the Middle East where you came from :twisted: ). One only has to look at the exploits of Mathew Hopkins in the 17th century; and it appears he made a fair bit of money by accusing old ladies of being in league with the devil. Officially, witches weren't burned at the stake in England, they were hung, whereas the Scots did give them a good toasting.
 

onions

GCM
Absolutely. The whole incident was a farce. What reassons did the Admiralty give for delaying the news of the Barhams loss? Probably along the lines that it wouldn't have done moral any good! Bullshitting then and still doing it now.
 
Erm, you can't judge past policy or policies by today's standards.
If we did that, we would be apologising for all sorts, including the slave trade.
Oh, hang on a minute.....
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Lamri said:
Erm, you can't judge past policy or policies by today's standards.
If we did that, we would be apologising for all sorts, including the slave trade.
Oh, hang on a minute.....

But as a politician, apologising for the perceived wrong-doings of the past give you a positive image in the eyes of the press since it immediately obvious that you've have a deep seated conviction in righting wrongs and as such, you're must be a saint. Furthermore, there's no need to ever consider changing your actions / beliefs in the face of clear evidence that they are failing, or indeed to even apologise for your mistakes - no, that'll be the job of a future generation of political leeches.
 
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