Friday, July 11, 2008

The Newmania surveillance satellite

OK so David Davies avoided humiliation but I remain ambivalent/mystified by the whole by-election. Fortunately now armed with my own intrusive surveiilance system I an in a position to spy on whoever I like .The first results are below:

Opinion
42 days is not a matter of principle, it is a matter of judgement and DD at another time might easily have taken the opposing view. At this point I have seen absolutely nothing that justifies the Police having such powers and the Parliamentary scrutiny is an insult to the intelligence . Inspector Knacker, we are assured , is too busy retiring at 50 defrauding the PA scheme bothering drivers and getting fat at his desk to put twice the bodies on this ,and must have six weeks .Well if they cannot make their case then it follows that Parliament is going to have to take their word for it . So much for scrutiny .

Evidence -The Newmania surveillance satellite picked this up from a Parliamentary scrutiny committee)

“This scrutiny committee accepts the man has a scowling demeanour and eyebrows that meet . The Police are right to continue their encrypting or de-encrypting or some long word such as appears at the end of a shampoo commercial ( Here’s the science bit ).”


Opinion
Still a couple of bombs and I will want anyone who looks funny banged up in perpetuity .Much more serious , in my view is the incremental encroachment both on the legal system and the casual spread of data /surveillance sharing and so on.
I am appalled at this perjurers charter ie anonymong witnesses for example. This truly strikes at the heart of open justice again handing power to the Police .So for me DD chose the wrong issue and the wrong time. We may have made some Liberal friends but they will soon be off. I would have far preferred to see him exclaim in anger that if witnesses to terrified for justice to be served , should we not start taking the streets back, before we return to the star chamber .
It was admittedly less than edifying to see Ian Paisley bought off , in fact the joke that Brown’s fixers persuaded him of the dangers of terrorism is so ridiculous its almost worth it .

Evidence
.-The Newmania surveillance satellite picked this up from the 60 hour meeting with the DUP that saved Brown


”Bombs yew say ...thart sounds verry dangerous ...coo waaal I hard no Idea ...”


OPINION
Still this is part of Parliamentary democracy working imperfectly but as it always has done. It remains better than the alternatives including media stunt gestures and I cannot feel happy with the whole David Davies , toys –from –the pram-ite error.

12 comments:

Daisy said...

newmania i don't know if i have ever said it...but i truly enjoy your writing style...i don't understand much of the politics in the UK...well i understand it...it just doesn't fit well in my conceptualization of politics much of the time...but your writing of it is so fluid...

Blue Eyes said...

You may be right that he picked the wrong issue at the wrong moment, but DD has established that it is right and proper for people to forego a potentially lucrative career to stand up for "principle". Politics in general would benefit if more people were prepared to stand up for what they actually believe in.

MPs are in a tough position because their success depends largely on their supine adherence to the "line" even when that line goes against their own and their constituents' principles. Many more Labour MPs were against 42 days than voted against it. They voted with the government in order to curry favour with their perceived masters instead of their actual masters.

Time for a big change.

electro-kevin said...

True, BE.

Nice to see principle in play.

The issue of 42 days is a serious one and I was asked by an American why.

Difficult to quantify because we've been 'stealthed' to the point we are at today, so will juuuust a lil' bit more really make a difference ?

Enough is enough - we've rumbled your game - back off !

This is an awakening to the fact that in modern - free - Britain daddy can be banged up for the whole summer holidays without justified reason, a career destroying event which could easily lead to loss of home, breakdown of marriage and loss of paternity.

The freedoms they seek to take from us are worth dying for. The risk of being killed in a terrorist attrocity is NOT worse than the risk of handing over emormous powers to the left-wing, politically correct and agenderised police 'service' especially now we know that it employs terribly corrupt senior officers that can't be outed because of Political Correctness.

(Very well written post btw)

Newmania said...

BE- Is that what you think happened .Dominic Grieve wanst to reduce the time below 28 days . You resign from a shadow cabinet becasue you agree with it ...huh?
You are young and idealistic , I am old and always right .He was throwing his toys out of the pram


Thanks Daisy ... I 1m afraid I am not much of a stylist and its always rushed


EK That is very good point . One of the main problems was thw question , "Why isn't 28 days a matter of principle then".

The truth is that any line you draw will appear arbitary even petty and that is because the battle is never joined in the open. Its a case of "If not now when ? "

Newmania said...

BE- Is that what you think happened .Dominic Grieve wanst to reduce the time below 28 days . You resign from a shadow cabinet becasue you agree with it ...huh?
You are young and idealistic , I am old and always right .He was throwing his toys out of the pram


Thanks Daisy ... I 1m afraid I am not much of a stylist and its always rushed


EK That is very good point . One of the main problems was thw question , "Why isn't 28 days a matter of principle then".

The truth is that any line you draw will appear arbitary even petty and that is because the battle is never joined in the open. Its a case of "If not now when ? "

Blue Eyes said...

Nonononononono I didn't mean stand up against his own party on this particular issue. I meant in *general* MPs are often at odds with their own party line. For example my MP nearly always votes against her party's policies in government but she still will slap on the red rosette in 2010 and campaign for a Labour government. Why if she doesn't agree with anything it does?

Newmania said...

I like Party politics BE it makes people go through a mental process akin to real government. I do not like single issue politics which always leave a question...yes but what about ...etc.

The process of finding the balance you dislike least includes signing up to the policy you like least and that way we get government. This is why I dislike the Liberals ..tghery avoid the problem and retain the vanity of delusion

The problem is when the political class are at odds with the whole electorate .

I `m not against DD but this was a media driven post democratic gesture and it is not my cup of tea .

Blue Eyes said...

I agree that often the best is the enemy of the adequate, it's just that I like to think that we could do so much better than we are. We should be more demanding.

Newmania said...

Agreed

Blue Eyes said...

I think someone has hacked into your blog - you are hard-wired to disagree with me!!

:-))

CityUnslicker said...

oh the hoy to see you blogging again.

This is alla side issue though is herethe real issue for the ext election

Newmania said...

Yup cannot resist

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