Category Archives: The War on Stupid

Religious hatred and Blairite arrogance

Independent – Blair’s no-show causes defeat on hatred Bill: Tony Blair was humiliated in the Commons last night when he failed to cast the vote that would have saved his Government from defeat over plans to create a new offence … Continue reading

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Who will rid us of these turbulent comedians?

BBC – Religious hatred laws spark protests: Government plans to outlaw incitement to religious hatred have provoked some of the biggest demonstrations since the row over fox hunting. Monsters and Critics – Protests to herald religious hatred bill debate: MPs … Continue reading

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Competence and consequence

The Times – MI5 knew of bomber’s plan for holy war: Britain’s top spies knew that the ringleader of the London bombers was planning to fight for Al-Qaeda more than a year before the July 7 suicide attacks, security sources … Continue reading

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“Excuse me, would you mind watching my kids?”

Independent – Fury as police file children’s DNA: The Government last night came under fire from MPs and civil liberties campaigners after it emerged that the DNA profiles of 24,000 children who have never been charged or convicted of an … Continue reading

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Spot the twat

BBC – Oaten resigns over rent boy claim: Former Liberal Democrat leadership challenger Mark Oaten has stood down as the party’s home affairs spokesman over an alleged affair with a rent boy. Mr Oaten released a statement apologising for the … Continue reading

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The ‘limits’ of the exclusion zone

The police have belatedly charged Maya Evans’ co-demonstrator, Milan Rai, with “organising” the demo for which Maya was prosecuted. (Wow… does this classify as a new ‘target the head’ policy?) Am I next? Well, the police did said that: “We … Continue reading

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Missing protestor update

The Missing Protester page has been updated as follows: For a while there we thought we had a possible match; Detective Sergeant John Pickersgill. Further investigation revealed that Det Sgt Pickersgill was currently attached to S012, the Special Branch Section … Continue reading

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Mysterious clicks on the line

Independent – MI5 will get new powers to bug MPs: Tony Blair is preparing to scrap a 40-year ban on tapping MPs’ telephones, despite fierce Cabinet opposition, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. He is expected to formally announce to … Continue reading

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David Cameron needs to get off his arse

This is only a private view; it is not meant to prompt action… yet.

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Firing up the Mystery Machine

This man was arrested and taken into police custody on August 1st 2005 during a protest in Parliament Square, London. No one present at that protest has reported seeing him or hearing from him since he was bundled into a … Continue reading

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