Category Archives: The War on Stupid

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Mother Jones – Inside Terry Jones’s War on the War on Terror: Instead of treating it as a crime – which is what they should have done, getting the FBI and Interpol and everybody onto it – they’ve elevated it … Continue reading

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The War on Tories

Observer – Chaos: how war on terror became a political dogfight: If anyone seriously thought that security would fade as an election issue, the rhetoric and propaganda of the past 24 hours should provide ample evidence that it will be … Continue reading

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A big day

In a lot of ways. I’ll mostly be posting late this afternoon. The ‘Blair or Howard’ debate continues over at Tom’s. You’ll also want to read this: Chicken Yoghurt: Stop me before I kill again, pleads Straw And these: Honourable … Continue reading

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It’s all your fault

Independent – Anti-terror Bill passes Commons hurdle after MPs win concessions: Tony Blair faces a trial of strength with the House of Lords today to secure his anti-terror Bill after threatening to make the fight against terrorism a central election … Continue reading

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Push that legislation through, boys!

The threat is real and immediate. Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens says so. In News Of The World. I shan’t bother wasting my breath to point out the obvious. UPDATE – But Chicken Yoghurt will. Enjoy.

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It’s all good news, folks!

Independent – Peers line up to condemn ‘terrifying’ house arrest plan Guardian – Muslims face increased stop and search BBC – Immigrant abuse claims examined Take a close look at that last story and then ask yourself why The Sun … Continue reading

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Climbdown every mountain

Guardian – Terror bill climbdown by Labour: Tony Blair’s government last night sustained a significant blow to its authority when 60 Labour MPs, including four ex-cabinet ministers, rebelled against Charles Clarke’s plans to impose control orders on terrorist suspects – … Continue reading

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Torture season on C4

I hope you all ‘enjoyed’ The Guantanamo Guidebook last night (it’s part of Channel 4’s torture season). For the record, John Beyer did not want you to see it. There’s more tonight: Torture: The Dirty Business. Tuesday 1 March at … Continue reading

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Rush it through! The threat is real and immediate!

Exactly.

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Channel 4: torture season

Clive Stafford-Smith – Torture is rife because our leaders encourage it (requires subscription): Top brass such as Tony Blair and George Bush indignantly condemn abuses, yet it is no coincidence that torture is rife in the rank and file. It … Continue reading

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