Shadow Home Office Minister Arrested!

It used to only be in Putin's Russia that Police would burst into opposition politicians offices and arrest them for imaginary wrongdoings. But that has changed with the arrest of Shadow Home Office Minister Damien Green MP.

This arrest is outrageous. No doubt the police will claim they have a duty to investigate the leaking of sensitive Government information. Of course, they're right..

I can only presume that as soon as they've finished with Damien Green, they'll be racing round to 11 Downing Street to raid Alistair Darling's home, as part of their investigation into how sensitive Government information, the key measures from the Pre-Budget Report, leaked.

While they have Alistair Darling in custody, perhaps they can ask him who blabbed price-sensitive information concerning Northern Rock, The Lloyds/HBOS merger and the Bank Recapitalisations to the BBC's Robert Preston.

But they won't arrest Darling.

Leaks that are useful to the Labour Government will be ignored.

Leaks that embarrass the Labour Government will be investigated with the full force of the law. A shameful double standard.

November 27, 2008 in Conservative Party, Current Affairs, Police State Britain | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

New Labour's Last Rites

Well, well, well. Labour's gutless brainless lobby-fodder have finally turned!

Blair's first parliamentary defeat has nothing to do with Civil Liberties. The rebellion came from a parliamentary party that had approved mass electronic surveillance without judicial oversight, that had introduced indefinite house arrest, and that had gave the government the power to suspend parliament and seize private property, in an 'emergency' like some fascist third-world dictator.

This rebellion signifies the end for New Labour and for Tony Blair. You can forget serious welfare reform, genuine consumer choice in taxpayer-funded health-care, and the reintroduction of Grant Maintained Schools.

Blair is now politically impotent. He can strike a pose and give a bulldozing speech calling for dramatic reform, but he doesn't have the parliamentary votes to deliver on his soaring rhetoric.

New Labour is dead. Tony Blair killed it. He didn't have the guts to use his majority when he had the chance, and now it's too late.

November 13, 2005 in Illiberal Instincts, Police State Britain | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Your Right To Protest Without Government Approval

I will apply for authorisation to demonstrate in the vicinity of Parliament every day for a month...

Sign up now! It's your right to protest peacefully without prior police state approval that's at stake.

July 24, 2005 in Illiberal Instincts, Police State Britain | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Protest Against The Government Without Government Approval? Get Arrested!

In an astoundingly totalitarian move, the Labour government has made it illegal to protest outside Parliament, Downing Street, The Treasury, The Home Office, The Foreign Office and The Ministry of Defence, unless you have prior approval from the police state.

You have no right to protest. The police can choose not to approve your request to protest against the government. They may also limit the amount of time you can protest to, say, 4 seconds if they so choose and ban you from carrying a banner.

Anyone leading a peaceful protest involving more than one person, without prior police state approval, can be jailed for up to 51 weeks.

[via, c/o Non-Trivial Solutions]

June 20, 2005 in Illiberal Instincts, Police State Britain | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack