Category Archives: The War on Stupid

SOCPA – over and out!

What an lovely afternoon it’s turning out to be… Via Justin: Page 7 of this document reads: Managing Protest around Parliament :The Government proposes the repeal of sections 132-138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Repeal of … Continue reading

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Sections of SOCPA to be scrapped?

Guardian/Observer – Ban on protests at Parliament to be lifted: A controversial ban on protests outside the Houses of Parliament will be scrapped by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith this week in a symbolic victory for freedom of speech campaigners. Really? … Continue reading

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Half-Time Special: Act IV (LOLCAT: SOCPA)

[Note: If you do not know what LOLCAT is, click here to find out.] [Note: If you do not know what SOCPA is, click here to find out.] About a week ago, I submitted a big pile of forms applying … Continue reading

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SOCPA documents released

Julian Todd, bless him, put in a FOI request “for all the protest/arrest information which the Public Order Unit of the Home Office couldn’t be bothered to include in their Managing Protest Around Parliament consultation document.” The relevant post is … Continue reading

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Half-Time Special: Act I (a belly dancer speaks about human rights)

Most of you know Craig Murray by now, but you might not know too much about his lovely missus, Nadira. It would be a pity if this state of affairs were allowed to continue, so without further delay allow me … Continue reading

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SOCPA: yesterday’s debate in the House of Lords

House of Lords debates – Tuesday, 5 February 2008 – Parliament Square: Demonstrations Lord West of Spithead clearly has an open mind about Haw’s display [rolls eyes] and regards himself to be a peacemaker because he once stopped his driver … Continue reading

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My submission to the Home Office for the public consultation on SOCPA

It’s finished… and just in time. My submission to the Home Office in response to the Government’s consultation document on Sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 is a slide show in video format … Continue reading

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The SOCPA consultation

A useful page for anyone who wishes to respond to the Government’s consultation document on Sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (which bans unauthorised protest in the vicinity of Parliament). The deadline for … Continue reading

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Terminated… with extreme prejudice

BBC – Benazir Bhutto killed in attack: The attack occurred close to an entrance gate of the park in Rawalpindi where Ms Bhutto had been speaking. Police confirmed reports Ms Bhutto had been shot in the neck and chest before … Continue reading

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Decrease the surplus population!

I’m sorry, but contrary to what many right-wing tosspots are fond of claiming at this time of year, there is no massive conspiracy against Christmas… only a small and rather dedicated one. :o) Many thanks to Garry, Justin, Gareth, Davide, … Continue reading

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