Category Archives: The War on Stupid

97% of Sun readers do not support Blair’s 90-day detention plan

The trumpet-call had let loose an enormous volume of noise. Already an excited voice was gabbling from the telescreen, but even as it started it was almost drowned by a roar of cheering from outside. The news had run round … Continue reading

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A message to all ‘wobbly’ MPs: ignore the puppet show, look at the strings

Today you need to ask yourself one very important question; why are you being pressured on the basis of public opinion and not on the actual merits of proposed anti-terror powers? The answer to that question lies behind the ‘public … Continue reading

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Oh, well *done*, Little Johnny Howard

And to think that just yesterday we were chatting about Blair’s credibility-contribution in the run-up to the Iraq war… BBC – Australia foils ‘terror attack’: Australian police say they have foiled a terrorist attack in the final stages of its … Continue reading

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Curse you and your complacency

Guardian – Blair’s litany of failures on Iraq – ambassador’s damning verdict: Tony Blair repeatedly passed up opportunities to put a brake on the rush to war in Iraq, a failure that may have contributed to the country’s present anarchy, … Continue reading

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There’s a Safety Elephant in my Inbox!

At 5:28pm today, Charles Clarke showed me how serious he was about the hastily-announced consultation process (one can only wonder what brought *that* on) by actually asking me about my views on terrorism. ‘Leading’ doesn’t begin to describe this 4-question … Continue reading

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Secret prisons and forbidden words

Of course you already know about the CIA holding secret prisoners in secret prisons, but have you seen this outrage….? Independent – EU promises inquiry into CIA’s ‘gulag’: Poland and Romania are at the centre of a row over human … Continue reading

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Three ‘unconnected’ stories

CNN – Howard warns of new terror threat: Australian Prime Minister John Howard warned Wednesday that he had received intelligence information about a specific terror threat to his country, though he refused to divulge details of the threat, citing security … Continue reading

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Blowing stuff up

Guardian (August 4, 2005): But there is one anniversary that seems to be curiously missing: this year it is 400 years since Guy Fawkes very nearly blew up parliament in the Gunpowder Plot. There were plans to make an ITV … Continue reading

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Australia’s got it bad, too

Sometimes it seems like the whole Western world is playing this game: The so-called anti-terror legislation is similarly eviscerating of individual rights, which is no surprise. Not only are your conversations with your lawyer no longer privileged, they must be … Continue reading

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Torture? No-one mentioned torture! (note: this trick also works with napalm)

Chicken Yoghurt – The euphemistic road to freedom: Manningham-Buller says she doesn’t think the Algerian government would tell her how they get people to tell them things. There’s a way of getting people to tell you things when they don’t … Continue reading

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