Category Archives: The War on Stupid

Fear what is foreign, love what is new (and good for you, too)

Europhobia – Blair government – yet more bullshit scaremongering: Bunch of opportunistic bastards. This is precisely the sort of thing which leads to increased racial tension and suspicion. It’s irresponsible and cynical, designed merely to build support for a stupid … Continue reading

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The exclusion zone – a loophole

Will Brian Haw be the only person who is allowed to demonstrate in Parliament Square without prior permission?

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The very best intelligence

NBC – Bogus analysis led to terror alert in Dec 2003: CIA analysts mistakenly thought they’d discovered a mother lode of secret al-Qaida messages. They thought they had found secret messages on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language television news channel, hidden in … Continue reading

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Wow! Cake *and* ice-cream!

Vote? What vote? Oh, you needn’t worry about these silly little details. Look, kids! Fireworks! No, seriously. We just happened to schedule this when there was a ruddy great show on in Portsmouth Harbour. What are the odds, eh? Anyway, … Continue reading

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More cloves with your gin, Sir?

George W. Bush will appear on Teh Televisions tonight to assure us that all is well. The Iraq war is a vital and positive part of war on terror. We brought a ruthless dictator to heel. Pay no attention to … Continue reading

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ID Cards: Round II

BBC – ID cards set for Commons grilling: Ministers are facing more criticism over plans to introduce identity cards, the day before the bill is given its second reading in the Commons. According to the London School of Economics the … Continue reading

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It’s for your own protection #342

Some words from Tony Benn for you to read and share, and also a rare blog entry from Boris: Tony Benn – In the name of security: Since the attack on the twin towers, in which many innocent Americans were … Continue reading

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My role in the Uzbekistan massacre

How many people were shot dead for protesting in Uzbekistan? Was it 15? 500? More? Well, it looks like we’ll never know now. But, at least we can sleep soundly in our beds knowing that they were shot humanely, effectively … Continue reading

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Daddy or Chips?

Guardian – Couch potato label gives veg a bad name – farmers: British farmers have launched a campaign to remove the term “couch potato” from the dictionary because they fear its negative connotations are putting people off buying the vegetable. … Continue reading

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Defying the parliament exclusion zone

I’ve been racking my brain over the best way to deal with this disgraceful state of affairs (slipped into law late last Friday afternoon), but Robin seems to have a worthwhile approach: Perfect – They’ve taken away another little bit … Continue reading

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