Sunday, June 19, 2005

They've taken away another little bit of our freedom


PM Tony Blair:
“When I pass protestors every day at Downing Street, and believe me, you name it, they protest against it, I may not like what they call me, but I thank God they can. That’s called freedom”

On August 2nd this year, the police will start enforcing section 132 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, which will stop anyone ‘demonstrating without authorisation’ in this ‘designated area’:

Which not only includes The Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square and Downing Street, but as Tim Ireland points out, the Home Office, the Foreign Office, the Treasury and the Ministry of Defence. That’s what we call freedom, folks.

This law was intended to deal with the ‘problem’ of Brian Haw’s ongoing protest in Parliament Square. How it has now come to encompass the above area is even more underhand - as this exchange in parliament shows, the Government got away without defining the ‘designated area’ in the bill by promising that “the matter will return to the House”. Which it did, on the 10th June. Anthony Wells:

It’s a regular trick of theirs - table contentious Statutory Instruments on Friday afternoon when most MPs have gone home

Read Full Story Here.

Simply amazing......if the government passes draconian laws you cant say nothing about it...."just shut up" and "move along" Over the last few years Tony Blair has started to show his true colours, stripping away human rights and civil liberties foreign and domestic.

Is this freedom?

One word...totalitarian


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