Saturday, 7 February 2009

360,000 Reasons Not To Vote Labour

Via PJC Journal.

Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows the police to stop and search people. In 2008:

    Number of people stopped nationwide by British Transport Police using s. 44: 160,000
    Number of people stopped in London by the Metropolitan Police using s. 44: 200,000
    Number of people amongst the 360,000 stopped under s. 44 and found to have any terrorist material or links: 0

Stop and searches were conducted for such heinous crimes against the state as being a schoolboy on a field trip, and treacherously taking pictures of a wedding. Mine stated clearly the crime of ... ahem ... being "Masked in/near Parliament Square".

Is there any doubt whatsoever that we are now in a police state? What used to be considered normal is now viewed with suspicion. Some have even been intimidated into not carrying on with a perfectly innocent act.

Phil Smith thought ex-EastEnder Letitia Dean turning on the Christmas lights in Ipswich would make a good snap for his collection.

The 49-year-old started by firing off a few shots of the warm-up act on stage. But before the main attraction showed up, Mr Smith was challenged by a police officer who asked if he had a licence for the camera.

After explaining he didn't need one, he was taken down a side-street for a formal "stop and search", then asked to delete the photos and ordered not take any more. So he slunk home with his camera.

There was a slew of rhetoric after the 7/7 bombings. 'The terrorists won't win', was the shout. 'Britain will carry on regardless', 'We mustn't let evil succeed'. I'm sorry, but that was all poppycock. The terrorists have quite visibly won if we are having to change the way we live in such a drastic manner. What's more, It's not even clear who the terrorists are anymore, the Government are responsible for more destruction of our everyday lives than those they profess to protect us from.

Are they even doing this to prevent terrorism, or just to exert control?

Labour, you disgust me for what you have done to my country.


Henry North London 2.0 said...

Yet there are over 2500 who have joined the Go fourth site on Facebook

Some people are sheeple

Fit only to be herded and then slaughtered and completely oblivious of the fact

Anyone got a job I need a job

Pat Nurse MA said...

Terrifying! They've well and truly fucked us all!

Steve McIntosh said...

You may well have seen this already but if not …

Could I suggest that you take a look at this excellent video on YouTube:

New Labour Party Political Broadcast 2009

It is both funny and moving.

If you like it please pass on details to as many people as possible.

banned said...

Will those 360,000 records be looked at by this crowd

in their secret assesment about whether they are "appropriate" people to work with the vulnerable ?
It's that fucking approriate word again.