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[Intriguing] Blunkett’s Guidedog?

Posted by Lex Fear on February 23, 2009

That’s my first guess at what has caused his near U-turn on ID cards:

David Blunkett, who as Home Secretary led the government’s push for compulsory ID cards, will tomorrow call for the scheme to be curtailed, according to a report.

Instead he will propose that only foreigners be made to hold an ID card. UK nationals should only be required to hold a passport, Blunkett will argue.

For those not in the know, whilst Blunkett was in public office, flogging ID Cards and all manner of Orwellian devices to use on us, the British public, he received a nice directorship with Entrust, the company who created Spains ID card system and lobbied for the contract for the British one.

I’m sure there was no link between Blunketts cushty new job and his policy towards ID cards at the time.

A glance at the news show Entrust doing reasonably well profits wise during the recession, so what has caused Blunkett to shift his stance?

Worth watching this one, lack of sight has caused Blunketts nose to develop a keen sense of smell for money and influence.

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[Minitruth] Loss of Confidence

Posted by Lex Fear on July 6, 2007

This Post Is Rated: C for Controversial. Speculation over the decline of trust in British institutions.

In may, the Economist highlighted a YouGov poll taken earlier this year showing a general decline in the British peoples trust in public services, politics, work and journalism.

“…Confidence in almost every area of public life has fallen since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.” – The Economist, Trust Me, I’m A Judge

Unsurprisingly the only people to have gained more trust from the public were judges, whilst the usual suspects, including police, NHS hospital managers, estate agents, MPs and newspapers lost trust.

It’s easy to see why. I speak from my own experience in dealing with ‘the system’. People are realising that whilst those in authority seek more and more power over every detail of our lives, restricting our freedoms, judges are our last great hope in clearing our name and keeping society in balance.

Whilst the government seeks to speed up justice and skip past important checks and balances, the judge is a human being, our last recourse and hope for clearing our name and defending our innocence and rights. As the government have introduced more and more restrictive legislation, more and more British people have come to rely upon the courts to treat them fairly.

When are we going to have an honest, competent, open government? One that looks to the bottom line when making decisions and laws, a government that stands for integrity and trust?

I’m fed up of seeing pandering to the rhetorical right, unaccountability, cover ups, tax solves all problems, empty promisestechnology solves everythingmotorists are evil, environmental hypocrisy, weasel words, VIP treatment, cultivating fear, wasted money, not protecting UK citizens and allowing foreigners to dictate policy.

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[Australia] Howard Opens His Mouth, We All Have To Smell It

Posted by Lex Fear on April 13, 2007

Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard is considering banning individuals with HIV from Australia, saying they should not be allowed into the country.

Good call Mr Howard, because, you know, anyone with HIV must be a raving, sex maniac desperate to screw anything that moves.

Actually, I’ll support his stance as long as he promises to take back all the Australians that have invaded Londonland, and promises not to let himself or any other Australians, HIV or otherwise, out of Australia.

Nice one.

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[Inspiration] Ulterior Verse of the Day: Malachi 3:5

Posted by Lex Fear on August 24, 2006

At that time I will put you on trial on terrorism charges. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat big corporations out of profits, who oppress middle-income families and council tax payers, or who deprive the native people of their jobs and freedoms- illegal immigrants and foreign terror suspects, for these people do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty.” – Malachi 3:5 NLT

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[Bollotics] UK Threat Level: Critical

Posted by Lex Fear on August 11, 2006

Following yesterdays suspected plot to blow up passenger planes bound for the US, the threat of Government introducing new legislation remains critical.

“We should err on the side of caution,” said John Prescott today. “however I want to assure the British public that I am currently running the country whilst Blair is on holiday and, so we can guarantee that no new legislation will be passed in the short term.”

Britain has suffered from a number of draconian legislation attacks from New Labour ever since they came into power. The most recent being the UK’s Racial and Religious Hatred Act, dubbed 16/2 (16th February 2006).

When questioned how long the critical threat level would continue, Prescott’s answer was dubious, “We’re possibly looking at least another 3-4 years”.

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[Murderoch] Bloody Foreigners!

Posted by Lex Fear on June 29, 2006

Interesting debate today over repatriation of foreign nationals who are suspected terrorists. Reading Blairs response to one question, I found an example of the mindset that the Prime Minister and many Sun readers have:

“We have many people, I think almost 40, who are foreign nationals who are accused of terrorist offenses or of plotting or inciting terrorism and their cases are going through the court. The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right to say that we have got to make sure that those court cases are successful.”

I am assuming a successful verdict means those who are judged guilty are guilty and those who are innocent, are judged innocent? I am glad that the Prime Minister is backing the court process and committed to seeing that real justice is served. I also hope that this means any of those foreign nationals discovered to be innocent are freed and given compensation.

Speaking of foreigners, who the hell does this Australian think he is? Has Rupert Murdoch now been elected to represent the views of the British public? What gives him the right and the audacity to dictate to our politicians and influence our politics, when he is not even a citizen or resident of our country?!

Are our politicians so blind as not see that Murdoch is holding our government to ransom?! I say let him withdraw his funding for the corrupt New Labour project, and ban him from donating to any other political party for that matter!

Let’s deport this illegal immigrant and his hate literature now!

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[Doublethink] Democracy Versus Terrorism

Posted by Lex Fear on April 2, 2006

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Conservative MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, describes Israel as a “bulwark of democracy”. From a War on Terror debate on 4th July:

“Fundamentalist Islamists do not hate the west because of Israel; they hate Israel because the state of Israel is a bulwark of democracy, Judeo-Christian ethics of tolerance, western progress and freedom in the middle east.” – Michael Fabricant, MP.

Just so you know this is what a ‘bulwark of democracy, judeo-Christian ethics of tolerance, western progress and freedom’ looks like:

  • Amnesty slams Israel ‘war crimes’
  • Israel: Offensive stops when Hezbollah stops
  • Six civilians die is Israeli rocket attack
  • FACTBOX-Israel’s offensive to free captured soldier
  • UN Says Gaza facing health disaster
  • UN Blames Israel for humanitarian crisis, harm to children in Gaza
  • Gerald Kaufman, MP: Quotes from Israeli newspaper on Gaza Offensive
  • Gerald Kaufman, MP: On Israeli Democracy and pre-independence terrorism

And this is what terrorism looks like:

  • Hamas terrorism, violence bring chaos to Gaza strip
  • Hamas works to fire rockets deeper into Israel
  • Israeli army confirms soldier’s death by Palestinian militant’s gunfire
  • Gaza militants say fired chemical-tipped warhead
  • Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel

But if you still can’t spot the difference between democracy and terrorism using those articles, Dr Chris Scanlon puts it more bluntly in a letter written to the Independent, 8th July 2006:

A brief Guide to Foreign Policy
Sir: Just so everyone is clear: it is “bad” for North Korea to fire missiles into the open sea, even though it is “really-not-that-bad” for Israel to fire missiles into power stations, bridges, and apartment blocks.
Meanwhile: Iran, which had opposed Saddam (who was once “relatively good” but is now “very bad”), is still just “bad”. Saudi Arabia, a feudal totalitarian state with legalised sexual apartheid (“bad”?) is nonetheless “good”, but don’t ask any awkward questions.
The United Sates may now kidnap and torture innocent civilians (this was previously “bad”, but is now “okay, if outsourced”). Similarly, some of our allies may, from time to time, need to boil people alive (literally, in the case of President Karimov), and whilst not “good” it would be a crass liberal simplification to call this “bad”. DR CHRIS SCANLAN OXFORD

So I hope you can now tell the difference between democracy and terrorism.

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