Tuesday, 10 March 2009

End Game

At last it seems the British media are turning against New Labour. Once the media become openly critical of a government, the end is nigh. The nigher the better as far as I'm concerned.

Like many other people last night I watched Dispatches' programme How They Squander Our Billions:
As the country enters a nasty recession and we feel the need to tighten our financial belts, journalist and broadcaster Jane Moore examines how the government is wasting billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money each year. Jane investigates a variety of controversial public projects that have had millions, if not billions, spent on them and attempts to discover where the money went, who sanctioned the spending and why so little appears to have been done to prevent massive waste and excess. Dispatches also highlights the findings of a report that details the escalation in government public sector spending and sets out what needs to be done to stop the waste. Public spending wastage is reported to have cost every household nearly £50,000 over the past 11 years.
All of which neatly followed a Party Political Broadcast by the Labour Party. Neat.

More, please, especially on the destruction of our freedoms.

I recommend Squandered by David Craig (Constable, 2008) for more spasm-inducing details on this government's wasteful incompetence.

Henry Porter draws our attention to an e-petition launched by David Gilbertson, a former deputy assistant commissioner to the Met, calling for the repeal of Section 110 of the 2005 Serious Organised Crime and Police Act, which gives police officers the power to arrest anybody for absolutely anything at all.

Sign the e-petition (for what it's worth) at: Number 10. This won't make any difference but I believe that we must put the pressure on by as many means as possible as often as possible, just so they know we're onto them.

And Mandy the Slimelord shows his true colours by telling the British people they're a bunch of lazy gits - Mandelson: Britons Don't Want Jobs. Are these the same people who have been working the longest hours in Europe, putting in millions of pounds of unpaid overtime, etc? It's really not a good idea to badmouth the voters in this way, is it?

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