Registered On: September 7, 2015
Nope, because I am not saying I support the backing of the Veterans bill. I do not know enough about it. I know Labour have pledged to uphold the human rights act as part of it, and it is only the first reading, so there is chance to make a greater stand against abuses. However, on the face of it it does raise enough concerns for some worry. If Labour end up supporting something which weakens our commitment to stopping torture once this progresses I will not be happy, regardless of what others say, so there goes your whataboutery accusation. Whataboutery is wrong when it’s used to disregard criticism; I am not saying any support of torturers elsewhere disregards this criticism.
I’m just saying that those who could not care less about supporting torturers elsewhere cannot claim any moral high ground when they’re no better. If Cuba’s and Venezuela’s poor human rights records doesn’t do enough to stop the left from supporting them they cannot wag the finger at others over this for being a red line for support, unless they want to look like the most brazen hypocrites.