Rewind……

16 Aug

Basic Freedom……

I cannot believe the ConLiberalTorycrats and their ‘spot the difference’, opposition, bredrin co-conspirators, or ‘The Labour Party’ as call themselves, have got the audacity to propose yet more radical undermining of our basic human rights.  As they try desperately to spin last week’s riots into a policy review to gain favour and introduce new policing powers, any notion that the right to freely go about your business unimpeded without due cause or process has flown straight out of the back door of number 10, probably passing by Mr Murdock heading in the other direction……

One of the most important guiding principals of a person’s fundamental human rights is that of being ‘innocent until proven guilty’.  The proposal to give the police the power to impose a blanket curfew on designated age groups in specific geographical areas, flies in the face of this basic right to freedom.  Given that the population of the UK is approximately 6.2 million people, less than 0.04% were involved in the riots.  Add to this the fact that this proposal is aimed at ‘young people’ and, thus far we have not been given any statistical proof that ‘young people’ were the main instigators or perpetrators, it becomes blindingly obvious that this is yet another knee jerk, politically motivated reaction.

Name and Shame……

The Geneva Conventions covering the treatment of prisoners of war, forbids the parading of enemy combatants for propaganda.  It considers such an act as degrading and an infringement on the individual’s human rights.  However, our elected representatives feel that it is acceptable to paste the faces of offenders onto bill boards as part of their proposed retribution.  At this point let me remind you what happened when a tabloid newspaper, in the interest of public safety, decided to ‘name and shame’ convicted paedophiles.  Some uneducated individual mistakenly confused a Paediatrician for a sex offender and beat the living day lights out of him.  Yet again, the Government have put forward what they perceive to be a vote winning idea, without considering the implications or consequences. 

Conclusion……

Before diving head first into stupid legislation to guide our moral compasses, Mr Cameron should look in the mirror and ask himself, “What is the public’s perception of my 32 meetings with the Murdocks?”,  “Why did the Government give 65 billion pounds to save the bankers whilst cutting public services?” and,  “What action was taken against the MP’s who made ‘administrative’ mistakes and defrauded the tax payer’s out of millions?”  Despite his protestations that he didn’t discuss anything ‘inappropriate’ during his meetings with the Murdocks, what did he discuss shortly before his minister gave the green light to their business deal? 

For the PM and his cohorts this helpful distraction couldn’t have come at a better time.  They have seized the opportunity to turn the spotlight back on the ‘big society’ and away from the real issue at the heart of matter which is; whilst the rest of us are being squeezed ever tighter in a bid to mend ‘broken Britain’, who broke it in the first place and, who’s doing quite nicely for themselves now?……

Drip, drip, drip……

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: