Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Of course, governments should be able to carry out covert surveillance on people who are suspected of serious crimes. Governments must not be allowed to consider every person a suspect...
And we all know how useless the government is when it comes to protecting our privacy.
I am on Facebook… where Gordon is no friend of mine.
There was a post operational presentation by 16 Air Assault Brigade at Homerton College as part of the Army's mission to reach out directly to explain its tasks and achievements in Afghanistan.
The Brigade, which takes its name from 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions that fought in the Second World War, has returned from its second stint in the country.
The service in Afghanistan - in combat and in providing the support for the Afghan police, army and civil authorities - was distinguished by professionalism and a pride in the work that was being done.
William Hague has promised that Afghanistan and Pakistan will be the “single most urgent focus” of a Conservative Government’s foreign policy. The Shadow Foreign Secretary stressed, “Failure there would leave the world, ourselves included, much more open to terrorist attack.”
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
We should keep that £1 billion in the real economy, where it is needed. Unlike the 2.5% reduction in VAT, where the ‘savings’ can only be really made if you still have a lot of money to spend on VAT-able goods, freezing the licence fee is a measure that will have a greater, direct impact on the less well off.
The BBC has many virtues. It is time to add 'thrift' to them.
Conservative Parliamentary spokesman, Richard Normington, said, “Students must be treated on their own individual merits. Educational excellence is the best way to decide who to admit to university.”
Richard added, “Cambridgeshire’s NUT branch is wrong to crticise this move. Random targets, social engineering waffle, or quotas for the favoured of the politically correct will not enhance academic quality or the long-term status of Cambridge as an international seat of learning.”
17th March 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
This follows the Lib Dem councillor who was condemned for blocking an ambulance on a 999 call, breaching the councillors' code of conduct, and dragged by the Standards Board to apologise, calling Conservatives the ‘nasty’ party.
From today's Cambridge News, "Cambridge City Council won top marks for sound financial management and value for money - despite investing £9 million in Icelandic banks and a potential loss of £618,000 on Cambridge Folk Festival ticket sales."
"If this is sound management, be very afraid," commented Richard Normington. "Perhaps they were comparing the city's leadership to the Treasury under Gordon Brown?" he asked.
9th March 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Roper: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law!
More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
Roper: I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you — where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast — man's laws, not God's — and if you cut them down — and you're just the man to do it — d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.
Monday, March 2, 2009
"It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones."
Read the full blog on http://broganblog.dailymail.co.uk/2009/03/has-harriet-been-in-zimbabwe.html