Wednesday, 11 June 2008
So MP’s are gonna be voting on a bill that will give the state the power to lock people up for 42 days without charge, I’ve deliberately left out the phrase ‘Terrorist Suspects’ on account of the fact that other laws brought in by the government to keep us safe and secure from terror have been abused by Local Authorities to keep an eye on how much waste households produce and whether people live in the correct catchment areas for schools!! So if the 42 day ruling becomes law just how long will it be before possibly innocent people are locked up for a longer length of time, regardless of their crime, just because they can be?? and what about, if thanks to some political newspeak a protest group such as Fathers4Justice find themselves defined as terrorists? It seems like Gordon the moron has the publics support on this (if polls are to be believed) looks like the government have done a good job in creating a ‘Fear Factor’ around terrorism, where by some of the population would happily let their freedoms be signed away by a Prime Minister that selectively hears what he wants to where the public are concerned. Also lets not forget that a premise of the war on terror was about preserving our freedom…..Well we oil know that was bollocks! A footnote: Since I wrote this post a couple of days ago, the government are telling the public not to panic buy petrol amid fears of shortages due to a tanker drivers strike, and the public are also being prepared for rising prices at the pumps. Well there you go; expect massive queues at petrol stations, because I'm sure the public are gonna take no notice of what the government says about anything anymore, especially after the Iraq debacle. Ironically a war for oil and we have no oil. Enuff said!