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Thoughts on Cameron’s proto-fascist speech.

May 16, 2015 1 comment

“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone,”  “This government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach.”

Imagine being pulled over by a black shirted, shaven head man, tooled up to the nines. The following non-crimes are now applicable.

  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just purchased alcohol when you are over the legal age?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you were doing 30 miles an hour in a 30 mph Zone?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just paid for those goods?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just paid your taxes?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just had your MOT done on your vehicle and are driving a safe vehicle?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you haven’t purchased any Class A-C drugs?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you failed to rob the bank you were just in?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you didn’t punch someone?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you didn’t release confidential information for financial gain?
  •  Sir / Madam, do you realise you just stopped at that red light?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you are driving with valid insurance?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just exercised your democratic right to vote?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just exercised your right to free speech in a manner that was respectful others?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you didn’t pay a public official money for a story?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you didn’t get your corporate sponsors to question the patriotism of the opposition leader’s father?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you practice your religion without judgement or interruption of others?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you didn’t claim MPs expenses and paid it to your partner as rent?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just allowed that person to walk by without raping them?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t received donations to your political party via a series of shell charitable organisations?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you didn’t hack into the mobile phone of a dead teenage girl and delete messages leading her parents into a false hope?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you haven’t paid your partner from taxpayers funds to do nothing?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise you just put that litter in a bin?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t molested any children, ever?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t just lied to Parliament?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you are only married to one person, not two or more?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you have sent your child to school even when they are in good health?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that are driving that vehicle with appropriate insurance?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t poisoned a political rival?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t imprisoned someone without charge, trial or a lawyer?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you just turned down a bribe?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t taken huge sums of money to bring people into the country illegally and rape and enslave them?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that your political party has turned down donations from non-domiciled donors?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t set up a complex series of shell companies in dubious states to avoid paying our ludicrously low rates of tax?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you walked past that unlocked car and left the owner’s possessions inside it?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you aren’t dealing drugs?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t tried to enact retroactive legislation to prove your own innocence?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t sold off public assets to party donors?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t just thrown a brick through someone’s window?
  • Sir / Madam, do you realise that you haven’t just lied under oath?

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“So I am afraid I’ll have to take you down to the local Cameron-May centre for questioning and re-education……”

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Political Sping on ATOS (from Crippin)

October 26, 2012 Leave a comment
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DAILY MIRROR’S KEVIN MAGUIRE COLUMN ~ ‘And the gold medal for hypocrisy goes to… David Cameron’!

August 28, 2012 Leave a comment

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-cameron-wins-gold-medal-1283031

And the gold medal for hypocrisy goes to… David Cameron

Atos ­sponsoring the Paralympics when its benefit tests are a sick joke is an insult to disabled people

 

Kevin Maguire column And the gold medal for hypocrisy goes to… David Cameron

Atos ­sponsoring the Paralympics when its benefit tests are a sick joke is an insult to disabled people

Heroes: Tommie Smith and John Carlos with raised fist salutes
Heroes: Tommie Smith and John Carlos with raised fist salutes
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Is it too much to hope that a British medal winner emulates American heroes Tommie Smith and John Carlos with a raised fist salute at the London 2012 Paralympic Games? Probably.

The black power salute of the US athletes in Mexico 44 years ago was a magnificent stand against human rights abuses, a protest against poverty and the abuse of black Americans as ­second-class citizens.

Here in Britain the David Cameron who will quite rightly hail Paralympian champions is also the David Cameron who makes disabled people the fall guys for his failed agenda of austerity ­recession economics.

If hypocrisy was a London 2012 sport, the Prime Minister would win gold.

People are dying after being passed fit to work in a benefit crackdown that stigmatises the ill and disabled.

Alice Maynard, chair of the charity Scope, tells of people shouting “scrounger” at disabled people in the street.

The abuse is getting worse, with two-thirds telling the group they’ve endured taunts, hostility or outright aggression.

Only about 0.5% of ­disability living allowance claims are found to be fraudulent when checked.

More in benefits is unclaimed than cheated.

The rich avoid paying far more in tax than is wrongly paid in welfare, yet the “scrounger” rhetoric against claimants creates a poisonous ­atmosphere.

Maynard revealed that one man who could hardly stand was shopped by one of his neighbours to a fraud hotline.

Something has gone badly wrong when people see somebody disabled and, instead of asking if they can help, wonder if they’re on the fiddle.

The Government’s war on the ­disability living allowance will deprive 90,000 citizens of their freedom to get to work and out and about.

French welfare attack dog Atos ­sponsoring the Paralympics when its benefit tests are a sick joke is an insult to disabled people.

If he has any shame, Cameron will reflect on what he’s doing then offer a fair deal.

Most athletes would think it ­inappropriate to protest on a podium.

Some, including gold medal-winning swimmer Tara Flood, joined ­demonstrations over the past few days.

Yet even the remotest possibility of a protest will have ministers biting their lips. Good.

Because what the Government is doing to the disabled is cruel, and deserving of the widest condemnation.

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