"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Every Flipping Morning...

...when I flick through the online press I get deja vu together with the urge to throw the laptop out of the window and follow it myself, half naked and screaming.  Instead, I shake my head, sip my cup of tea and settle down to feel fairly sad.  Here's a morning round-up of some of the unremitting sh!t and dross we endure; it's a round-up because even though they take longer to put together (a) there's too much to choose from and (b) I can't bear looking in depth at all the issues.  Take for granted that each link is followed by the word, "Grrrrrrrrrr":

Interpol warrant out for Assange  "The Metropolitan Police prioritises international arrest warrants involving allegations of murder or rape, and if the force became aware of an address where Mr Assange was staying, or a location where he was going to be attending a meeting, officers would seek to arrest him, sources said yesterday."
Think of the collective shame to the country if Assange were to be arrested here.
Devolution stinks & is grossly unfair  There'll be no increase in tuition fees for Scottish, Welsh, or N.Irish students.  See also LibDem cop-out.  That fence post must be really hurting their backsides by now they've been sitting on it for so long.
Govt must learn to distinguish between vice and crime  "... if people live in an environment where they are surrounded by fast-food advertising and glamorous alcohol marketing, nudging will have a limited effect. We need an environment that helps us make healthy choices and sometimes tougher action is needed to achieve this." She urged decisive action immediately to ban cigarette displays in shops."
Govt to appoint 150 'directors' for local authorities. They will report back to a new quango, Public Health England. See also 'fast food cave-in'. Absobloodylutely meaningless bollox from Lansley.
 'Give me £4bn or I'll send more Muslims'  So speaks the mad dog that world leaders are so keen to arse-lick for oil and mineral deposits.
Elected police chiefs could have own political advisers How's that for a kick in the teeth? See also MPs suggest 'cooling-off' period.
Sleazy, corrupt cop could be freed from jail Ali Dizaei could be freed on a technicality - victim gave false name.
'We need radical action on a nuclear scale'  Latest on the euro as politicians fight to save the EU.
MPs are still claiming tens of thousands of pounds in 'illegitimate' expenses  According to Chambers:  illegitimate - unacceptable or not allowed, especially illegal.  Hang the thieving b@st@rds.
Christianity is being 're-branded'says Lord Carey "The former Archbishop said the “rich legacy” of Christianity in Britain was “under attack”...“In spite of having contributed so much to our civilization and providing its foundation, the Christian faith is in danger of being stealthily and subtly brushed aside.”
The snow doth snow, the trains no show Or cars...or buses...or planes.
Telegraph paywall.  I daresay we'll survive.

Have a nice day.

2 comments:

  1. I asked in your previous post how the obvious stitch of assange was going along.
    "The Quango Public Health England which the government is setting up to hector and cajole an uncarrring public who will see it as a re-hash of tired old Labour Messages.
    Might turn nasty if they combine it with their new licensing powers to force pubs to offer exercise bikes and toffu burgers or to limit the number of drinks per customer as any more would be promoting an unhealthy lifestyle. Plenty of scope for makework there as it will need an army od inspectors to enforce (since they failed to get that result from the smoking ban).

    Macdonalds & KFC to be in charge of food policy ie set up an enormously expensive regulatory regime that independent outlets won't be able to afford but make themselves 'look good' as they scoop up that part of the market too

    This stuff really is too obvious.

    Elected Police chiefs to have own political advisers. They called the Commisars in the Red Army and they were there to make sure the regular Officers stuck to the programme.

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  2. Sorry, Banned, I thought it was rhetorical. People don't seem to understand how Cameron's brand of localism and big society slots very neatly into the overall EU picture. Localism sounds great - but not when it's overseen or driven by Agenda 21/acorn/common purpose functionaries of the state.

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