"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."

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Two Good Causes

There are many more victims of the violence of the past few days who are equally deserving but these two are the most high-profile:

Keep Aaron cutting








Let's do something nice for Ashraf Haziq




THIS petition is also worth looking at, if you haven't already. It's received 94,914 signatures since yesterday & it will be interesting to see just how the government's words stack up against actions when it reaches the 100,000 needed to trigger debate in Parliament:
Any persons convicted of criminal acts during the current London riots should have all financial benefits removed. No tax payer should have to contribute to those who have destroyed property, stolen from their community and shown a disregard for the country that provides for them.
Since we can't blow up Parliament with our venal, incompetent politicians inside and we can't dig up the bodies of former Prime Ministers to stick their heads on spikes I suggest that nobody ever, ever votes for the LibLabCon con again.  Why are we surprised at what's happened when we've been warning politicians for decades and why are we surprised at what's happened when we've been voting for those same politicians for decades.  Blinkered, blinded, cajoled and manipulated, we've brought it on ourselves.

If Cameron spouts anything more than cosy platitudes meant to reassure or doesn't introduce more repressive measures later this morning, I'll eat my purple hat.

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