Inside The Beltway
August 5, 2009
BLIMEY Daniel Hannan, a Conservative member of Parliament from southeastern England, was at the Army Navy Club in the District on Tuesday to offer enthusiastic opinions on the “American Tea Parties” phenomenon.
“For 11 years, Britain has had a socialist government that has squeezed the productive end of our economy to expand the unproductive end of our economy. Don’t repeat that in America,” Mr. Hannan told his hosts, which included Townhall.com and the Leadership Institute.
Watch him take Parliament apart in a video already viewed by 2 million people (www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs).
“It’s amusing and ironic that Mr. Hannan shared the British take on American tea parties a couple of hundred years after the fact. Of course, even I wasn’t around back then,” said Jim Martin, president of the 60 Plus Association, another sponsor.