Until this morning I had no idea who this man was. I now hope he brings down the current British government.
Don't get me wrong - in my job I find it only fair to be completely non-party political. I'm not abandonning that. And I don't for a moment think that the Tories or the Lib-Dems are an intrinsically "better" ticket.
But the arrest of an opposition spokesperson for making known facts which the government would rather keep hidden is something which belongs in Mugabe's Zimbabwe or Stalin's Russia. We expected athletes to be wearing T-shirts about it in Beijing, though it seemed none of them had the courage.
Yet it happened here. In Britain. Yesterday. The government deny any knowledge of the police action in advance (amazingly the police timed their raid on Damian Green's parliamentary office for a day when there would be no MPs present to stop them - or they really would have had a fight on their hands). This was just a police operation (I'm sorry, when did we become a police state?) - but even if this was the case, in the name of democracy the Prime Minister should be publicly spitting feathers.
Is he? Of course not. And that nine counter-terrorism officers were used in the operation makes it even worse. There are gunmen in Mumbai, and a Tory spokesman on immigration is being chased by nine counter-terrorism officers. Arrested. Spending nine hours in jail. No charge, obviously.
If this is the political world we live in now thanks to a decade of the current regime, I hope that the previously unheard of Mr Green (no relation) precipitates a regime change.
As Christians we believe in certain things: freedom for the oppressed, sight for the blind, justice for the poor. Last Sunday we had the back end of Matthew 25 as our Gospel reading - when I was hungry you fed me, when I was in prison you visited me. It's Matthew's equivalent of the Good Samaritan, the Second Commandment seen as evidence of the First Commandment, because both exist inseperably together. Loving God and neighbour are not options, either/or, "attempt one of the above", but indivisible realities. We see how we love God by how we love the people he has made. And thus he judges us.
I'm glad I'm not Gordon Brown. If I was him, given the strictures of this parable I'd be worried Jesus would be putting me on the left just about now, and that wouldn't be a political statement.