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Whatever. The point is that in the UK we have a DUTY to those who have fallen in wars to protect our rights to freedom and democracy. We have an obligation to their memory and our children’s future to ensure that those rights are protected and nurtured, not trampled on and abused. You can’t complain about a government (any government) trampling on our rights if we do not stand up to it. If you had said to me 20 years ago that we would:

  • Be required to get permission from the state to protest against the state
  • Would be subject to detention without charge for a period of (currently) 14 days
  • Would be fighting against getting children fingerprinted in schools
  • Would be subject to statutory DNA farming on arrest with no form of redress or record removal
  • Would be subject to constant surveillance of our movements by CCTV and ANPR
  • Would have 1 CCTV camera for every 7 people in the UK

I’d have said “go back to China…that does not happen in a free, democratic and BRITISH society”.

But now?

I would say…”Welcome to Britain 2008…papers please…”

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I was listening to Radio 4 today and they were discussing something about MPs salaries and expenses being open to scrutiny and audit and I listened to an MP say how this was too much auditing, to much scrutiny and just because a few MPs had “played the system” did not mean that all of them were bad.

I thought that this was in one way highly ironic, that the very people who have made a career out of foisting ever more draconian surveillance and control security laws on the normal, everyday citizen should complain about privacy and too much scrutiny.

I have suffered so much in the way of rising bile having listened for the past 10 years as MPs tell us that all this security, CCTV, ID Cards, Biometric Passports, Congestion Charging, Toll Roads, scrutiny and state monitoring is for our own benefit but well, MPs….I have one thing to say to you in respect of your expenses….

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear!

Does not feel good does it? That statement offers you no comfort does it….and what if the goalposts move? So now you know how it feels to be a “private” citizen in the UK.

I hope you enjoy your scrutiny mate!

On a side note….MPs get £30 per day (that’s right, per day) allowance for groceries. The average school child has 50p a day spent on their school meals. The average Squaddie gets a whopping £2.20 per day spent on their meals…and MPs who are on an average package that equates to a whopping £100’000 a year (3 times the national average household income) get £30 a day…now what is wrong with that picture?

Mps in the UK today have NO SHAME, and very few of them have a SOCIAL CONSCIENCE and even less of them have a BACKBONE. Is it any wonder why the UK electorate has so little faith in the democratic system or the people who laughingly “represent” us? Is this the model of democracy that we want to export to the world?

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Call me cynical but……

Energy prices go up….and the media reports they could go up by another 40% this year (This is legalised extortion…the only winners are the Government and the Energy Companies)….Government says “Oh dear, well maybe we should re-introduce the whole Nuclear Power thing now then eh? Cheap power and all that!” (Knowing that it will take at least 10 years for the new strategy to have any effect on prices…

Food prices go up and are reported to continue to rise….Government says “Oh well, maybe we need to start bringing GM Crops to our lower food base range…cheap food eh?”.

Sorry, I don’t buy that. The more ANY SANE PERSON looks at the global situation, the more you HAVE to smell a Global Rat…

Of course if the Global Conspiracy theory will not fly then at the very least the UK Energy Companies (and by virtue, their shareholders) have a massive part to play in the destruction of our economy…how? Well if our Utility companies had not been sold down the river to foreign companies we would not be subject to what is in effect economic warfare. If these international companies where not allowed to extort (yes, extort) money from the UK citizens in such a way as to protect their own profits and economies then we would not be facing one of the biggest economic crisis in 30 years.

Capitalism works only if you have a market that is not destroyed by excessive taxation.

On a side note, if this Government is willing to take the plaudits for its “sterling economic mastery” over the past 10 years and NOT give credit to the international economic state, when the economy goes Pete Tong as it is doing, well heck, they need to stand up and take the flack….but NO…apparently it’s all down to international economic pressures..nothing to do with Browns economic mis-management and shicanery eh?


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Although we can congratulate the Irish for doing what we would do given half a chance, we are going to see the Lsbon Treaty implemented everywhere except Ireland.

The EU needs this and will disengage with it’s own rules to make it happen, by allowing Ireland to step back from “the bits of the Treaty it dos not like”…which of course will mean that Ireland will no longer be a FULL member of the EU.

To my mind therefore, the EU would be creating a two-tier Europe and if I was in Ireland I would be mighty upset to find that because we did not agree to something, we are effectively ousted from a club that we were a full member off.

The fact that we in the UK were never given a vote on it is a gross abrogation of democratic responsibility by this government. Manifestos whilst not a promise of actuality do IMHO constitute an “agreement” between the electorate and the party. Simply to hide behind weasel words and “due process” to avoid an undertaking is a shameful mis-appropriation of trust and a gross mis-representation of democracy.

In all of this, the hoodwinking of the British public we have and remain complicit in our own downfall. The be seduced by celebrities, holidays, fuel price rises and football etc touted by a shameless and avaricious media establishment means that possibly, we are getting what we deserve.

Good strategy is about diversion…we are living a diversion my friends….

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to the Irish who have thrown out the Lisbon treaty with a resounding “Not on your nelly”.

Lets see what those Eurocrats do now…

Mr Brown who kindly decided to play weasel word politics and NOT give the British people a vote on whether we should be sold down the river to the European Experiment has once again been kicked properly in the regions.

WELL DONE IRELAND and before I forget…. THANK YOU!!!


So the Labour party says it will not field a candidate to contest the by-election caused by Mr Davis resignation.

To not stand and defend the *principles* upon which this government have dismantled habeas corpus and destroyed the core values of freedom, privacy and liberty for we we fought 2 World Wars show not only contempt for the British electorate but a lack of backbone more commonly associated with pond life invisible to the naked eye.

The Liberal Democrats and The BNP are not going to field candidates because they AGREE with David Davis’ views on the erosion of our core freedoms, but for the party who are responsible for stripping out our freedoms to fail to field a candidate is above all cowardly and, a gross abrogation of democratic responsibility.

Let the people decide or, are you too scared??


It is rare in this country that we find a Politician who is willing to put his own personal advancement on the line in response to a principle.

David Davis has decided to resign and raise the profile of the erosion of personal liberties in this country.

Well done and GOOD LUCK.

I salute you Mr Davis


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