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June 30, 2005

There's a Jedi in parliment

This is pretty mad... A new MP, Jamie Reed, stood up in the House Of Commons during a debate on the "Racial and Religious Hatred Bill" and said he was a Jedi...
I crave the indulgence of the House in interrupting such an important and enjoyable debate to deliver my maiden speech. Furthermore, as the first Jedi Member of this place, I look forward to the protection under the law that will be provided to me by the Bill.
Boris Johnson then commented...
One hon. Member stood up for the Jedi and said that he was a Jedi knight. No one was sure whether to take him seriously. There were embarrassed grins on the faces of Labour Members. How do they know that he is not in earnest when he says that he is a Jedi knight and that his faith deserves respect? If religion is a nebulous idea, so too is hatred.