Friday, 28 November 2008

ENGLAND OR ZIMBABWE?

Am I still in England? Do I still live in a democracy? I ask these questions because the event occuring in the last twenty four hours, which saw a member of Her Majesty's Opposition arrested, seems more like Zimbabwe than the England I want to live in. Damien Green is Shadow Immigration Minister and the information he has brought into the public domain is of vital public interest. Illegal immigrants employed by the Home Office and working in the House of Commons shows security was a complete sham. The public has a right to know these sort of things.

We are now on a very slippery slope towards a one party Police State. In the same context as yesterday's arrest, Winston Churchill would have been arrested in the 1930's for disclosing information leaks about our lack of preparation against the Nazis.

What are the chances come 2010 that ZaNu Labour will declare a State of Emergency due to the ongoing economic situation and not allow an election? And no doubt the EU would fully support them.

Perhaps you've just read that last paragraph and you are thinking "what overblown scaremongering". Well remember we've had the introduction into British law of the Civil Contingencies Act which gives the government the right to terminate democracy in an "emergency" of its own definition. Also the introduction into British law of the Terrorist Act which allows the government to prevent political demonstrations and hold people without charge for a month. To paraphrase Vince Cable "from Mr Bean to Stalin". Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid!

17 comments:

Kitty said...

Are you likening the King of Prudence, Mr Gordon Brown, to Robert Mugabe? :-O

One hopes that the publicity surround Mr Green's arrest will ensure that the matter isn't swept under the governmental carpet.

x

East Anglian Troy said...

Kitty - try answering these questions with (a) Robert Mugabe or (b) Gordon Brown :-

1. Unelected head of the Government
2. Accuses political opponents of undermining the economy
3. Arrests Opposition politicians
4. Blames the wrecked economy on foreign countries.
5. Economic plans involve printing more money and nationalisation

Yes - both names fit all 5 answers!

Vi said...

Sorry hon...I've had a few glasses of wine...none of that made sense to me...but me and politics..it wouldn't have made sense sober!

Trixie said...

Bugger...see, you can tell I've had a drink, lol!

Carol and Chris said...

I saw that on the news....absolutely astonishing!!!

C x

DJ Kirkby said...

Considering your less than serious behaviour on other people's blogs, it always suprises me when I come visit you and learn something while I am here! I notice that although you have only given Trxie half of the trophy for her blog you are displaying both halves on your blog! Ahem...

East Anglian Troy said...

Vi - hello, you're new here I believe?

Trixie - well it was Friday night so you are forgiven.

Carol - it was eclipsed by the Mumbai event and was also downplayed somewhat by the left-leaning BBC - but it is astonishing. Nick Clegg (LibDem leader) called the arrest "a mayday call for democracy".

DJ - you have indeed seen two sides to me. My front side and....the other! And oh dear DJ, you've caught me out regarding the award but I did give her the full coffee cup. Do you want me to start writing political slogans for WW? If you look at LWM's latest posting you'll see that I just leave serious observations.

Trixie said...

I was gonna make that point DJ made...you hogging the WHOLE award!

;p

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Troy, I hadn't heard about this over here yet, but what on earth is going on over there!?

Makes me happier everyday that I left and don't look back longingly!

Come pick up your award at mine, you already have it, but I still wanted to honour your writing too!

East Anglian Troy said...

Sarah - a once great country being ruined by a party voted in by just 22% of the total electorate. What makes it more galling is that more English voters voted Conservative than Labour last time but we are ruled by the Scottish and Welsh electorate. We been here before in the late 1970's and we recovered then - but this time it will be harder. More in debt, EU interference and now culturally different from then.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I think we all need be very afraid if Labour stay in much longer!

CJ xx

French Fancy said...

Now and then I miss England but not when things like this happen. And the French think that Sarko is bad!

East Anglian Troy said...

CJ - you are correct. Authoritarianism is the default setting for socialists. They can't tolerate dissent or criticism of any kind.

FrenchFancy - Sarko seems okay, cetaintly 100x better than the previous President who was a disgrace. I was so pleased to see the back of him (I've actually erased his name from my memory).

Hadriana's Treasures said...

The papers today seem to be saying that the Met have made a hash of things again..so the spotlight will be on the police and away from Govt. Sense of deja vu?

The Dotterel said...

Ah, but what about the Noble British Press?

East Anglian Troy said...

Hadriana - I'm just glad the anti-terrorist police didn't chase Mr. Green into a Tube station.

Dotterel - yes, thank goodness for the free press. This would have made the front pages if it wasn't for the awful events in India.

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