October 9, 2012
Home owners, licence to kill?
The ultra conservative MP Chris Greyling who has arbitrarily ordered a change of stance in law and order making it not illegal for a homeowner to attack a burglar with a knife, for example. Or perhaps a sword? Or a gun? The implications of this change to basic law are many.
Winding down any requirement of government to protect citizens by arming them does not respect the views of the majority.
January 14, 2012
Is it political? It is by its location and jobs of those concerned. Police appear to be taking to random street thuggery? That is hardly what we need to assure us all that we live in a democratic country and not a fascist one. The police must defend why they would pin down people without cause and intimidate and assault innocent civilians (who happen to work for Labour MPs making this political). And if it is not defensible, then something must change if we are to consider the UK a democratic land. Maybe a bit of self reflection on this as social commentary will become too embarrassing to the Government. It needs to change sharply, we do not require this culture of violent control.
Not at a civil level, nor at a parliamentary level either. In fact the conflict between super powers is counter intuitive and regressive.
November 20, 2011
The question must be asked how freedom of speech is respected when police pepper spray valid protests against decisions made outside the social framework democracy is supposed to provide?
The riots in London were initially in response to police brutality; Is this really what we want – police killing and assaulting the voices of citizens?
The image is that of a martyr who represents the death of human values in a society driven to the edge by systemic fraud.
October 28, 2011
The capitalism protest in London situated itself outside a cathedral, not just any cathedral but the most famous one that attracts thousands of tourists every day. Many of them pay St Pauls money which was reported as being twenty thousand pounds per day.
Why do they penalise the Church? Because it exemplifies the role of the Church as sanctuary from the law. The police tactics have backfired on the church. That is the political wedge driven by this protest. It goes beyond merely the bankers, it is their sense of faith in mathematical odds that require a powerful sense of belief, sometimes so powerful it becomes right. Sometimes however collective faith, the kind where everyone gets lucky in a market at the same time is revealed to be merely that, and a collapse follows. This recession is due to that sort of event to the power of each level of securitised assets that went horribly wrong amplifying the collapse from impossible risk sub prime mortgages. It was always going to happen.
The police tactics have drawn the response of political strategy.
July 12, 2011
The police have contacted only 170 of nearly 4000 cases of mobile phone hacking, in addition to over 5000 instances of landline interception. Those numbers were in the original files.
It appears that there is a complete lack of cooperation from News International. It appears that there is a case to be examined regarding payments to police.