Ex-Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff
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The British Broadcasting Corporation, the network of record, the Hansard of broadcasting, the revered Beeb, took him out of context when discussing Scotland's vote on possible succession from Great Britain.
Buggers. How dare they?
Ignatieff claims he never said -- exactly -- that Quebec, too, would "eventually" form its own country.
"(The interview is) over 10 minutes long and can't be reduced to sound-bites," he wrote on Facebook after the splat hit the fan.
Imagine the skit Monty Python could have done if Facebook had been invented at the same time as the silly walkers.
Imagine what Monty Python would have done with Michael Ignatieff, former Liberal politician, former Visiting (American) Professor who once said the United States was "my country, too" as he set out on his failed mission to become prime minister of Canada.
As Ignatieff told BBC Scotland, a devolution of central powers, whether from London to Edinburgh or from Ottawa to Quebec City, will likely be temporary.
"It's a kind of way station," he said. "You stop there for a while, but I think the logic eventually is independence -- full independence."
Tough to take that out of context, especially when the BBC chap asked Ignatieff if he was referring to Quebec as well as Scotland.
To which Ignatieff replied: "I think eventually that's where it goes."
Why in Dieu's name would Quebec want independence from Canada when it never had it so good?
What other province in Canada has its own official language, is recognized as a "nation" within a nation, has its own civil law, has the lowest university tuition fees but best riots in the country, has a traitorous separatist party that is allowed to run federally so it can bite the hand that feeds it, and continues to pig out at the transfer trough as one of the country's have-not provinces?
It is at times such as this that we thank not only the Canadian electorate but the voters of Toronto's Etobicoke-Lakeshore for denying Michael Ignatieff a personal return to the House of Commons.
Do not take this out of context.
All of us should be glad he's gone.