Compare and contrast.
GORDON Brown has told how he was fired up to fight off last week's failed leadership coup by Nelson Mandela's favourite poem.
The PM revealed he was inspired by the words which kept his hero's hopes alive during 27 years in prison.
Nelson Mandela, a man who is universally acknowledged to have made South Africa a better place. A man who did so in the face of an administration which deemed him a terrorist for merely expressing an opinion against the commonly held view.
Meanwhile, in Brown's Britain, Norfolk police are looking into those who seek to express an opinion which differs from the climate change 'norm'. The CRU hackers (or the whistleblowers) are being referred to the National Domestic Extremism Team.
If you go on to the National Domestic Extremism website, they proudly display an explanation of what constitutes 'domestic extremism':
"The terms are generally used to describe the activity, individuals or campaign groups that carry out criminal acts of direct action in furtherance of a campaign. These people and activities usually seek to prevent something from happening or to change legislation or domestic policy, but attempt to do so outside of the normal democratic process."
We have the most corrupt and self-interested politicians in history. Characters who routinely ignore public opinion, however strong, but instead cry foul and attempt to class dissension as some form of terrorism. They, and they alone, are to be the arbiters of our right to objection.
Anything else and you're a terrorist.
Mandela would have stood no chance in Brown's Britain. Gordon, Hendrik Verwoerd is looking down on you with pride.