Saturday, September 10, 2005

Spyblog on Charles Clarke's apparent misunderstandings of the nature of the EU, biometrics, cross-border police work and civil liberties.

Clarkie boy has also started using massively pointed truisms: "All European parliamentarians ... should face up to the fact that the people who elected them want the European Union to have a strong package of measures to fight terrorism and serious and organised crime." - well yes, yes they probably do, Charles. Just not the ones you're putting forward, you fat fuck.

Oh, and the head of MI5 is being used as political back-up "We also, of course, and I repeat in both our countries and within the EU value civil liberties and wish to do nothing to damage these hard-fought for rights. But the world has changed and there needs to be a debate on whether some erosion of what we all value may be necessary to improve the chances of our citizens not being blown apart as they go about their daily lives."

Yay - let's let the terrorists win just a teensy bit, and see if that works shall we?

2 Comments:

Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

Tony Blair and his gang of “New Labour” crooks invaded and annexed (most of) the ideological turf of Thatcher conservatives including:

1) Blind faith in pseudo-scientific US style “strategic management consulting” applied to the works of government and civil service- look at all these former McKinsey execs infesting Downing Street and churning out dodgy dossiers

2) The increasing reliance on Madison Avenue-trained communication gurus and other spin doctors

3) The sheepish alignment of UK foreign/security/intelligence policy with that of the most reactionary elements of the GOP and Israel’s Likud party

But where Tony Blair beats Thatcher, Bush, Sharon & Co. is in his capacity to roll-in iron-willed “security reforms” reminiscent of the Halcyon days of comrade Joe Stalin: widespread wiretaps, mandatory ID cards, arbitrary detention, the use and abuse of MI5 and Scotland Yard to combat ghostly “urban Mohammedan insurgents”…etc. it’s all coming soon to a theater near you.

9/10/2005 04:36:00 pm  
Anonymous The Antagonist said...

By the power vested in Tecwen Whittock....

*cough* *cough*
Iraq, Lockerbie bombing, Iraq, Libya, Iraq, George Bush Snr, Iraq, Alistair Campbell, Iraq, Andrew Gilligan, Iraq, David Kelly, Iraq, Greg Dyke, Iraq, George Bush Jnr, Iraq, Hutton White[house]wash, Iraq
*cough* *cough*

*cough*
Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller
*cough*

9/11/2005 06:23:00 pm  

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