Home Sec. J. Smith wants to give 'Blunkett Bobby' Police Community Support Officers the power of arrest.
Abuse of anti-terrorism laws
We are invited to believe that the Permanent Secretary @ the Home Office, Sir D. Normington, got the police to arrest Mr. D. Green and he didn't tell either the Home Sec., J. Smith, or the Prime Minister, G. Brown. Either these two beauties are lying about the extent of their ignorance or they're not doing the jobs they're overpaid to do.
Abuse of anti-terrorism laws
The arrest of D. Green, MP, the shadow immigration minister, confirms that Sir P. Stephenson, the acting head of the Metropolitan Police, is as useless as Sir I. Blair (no relation) and someone to be sacked at the first opportunity by Mr. B. Johnson, the Mayor of London.
Another candidate for the chop would appear to be the partisan Commons Speaker, M. Martin (Labour), who colluded with an invasion of Mr. Green's office at the Palace of Westminster.
Fact: criminals have a better chance of staying out of gaol under New Labour.
Only Under New Labour . . .
Mark Gilbert, a thief who was marched to a police station by his boss, got away with a caution but the Essex police are charging his boss with false imprisonment. Which will never stick in a Crown Court, so it's an abuse of police powers.
Labour promised to improve NHS dentistry but now that the 'new contract' is in force, NHS dentists are treating fewer patients.
The police in Labour's pocket?
The Labour party has turned the civil service into its creature. The arrest of shadow minister Damian Green is a clear sign that the police have gone the same way. Mr. Green was arrested on the last day in office of the failed Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir I. Blair. The police chose to abuse anti-terrorism laws to trump up their charge, which is clearly revenge for Mr. Green's daring to expose the failings of Home Sec. J. Smith.
Public sector pensions will cost £4 billion in 2009, which is £1 billion more than the Treasury planned for.
The government has a £100,000,000,000 Brown Hole in its planned tax revenues, which means that every single person in the country will have to cough up £1,600 somehow or other.
Labour will freeze tax thresholds in 2011 to grab an extra £180,000,000 in Stealth Taxes through increased fiscal drag.
The cash lost by councils to failed Icelandic banks will be spread over the whole country. Which means that Council Tax bills will be going up by 10% after the next election.
Alastair Darling, the current chancellor, has shown that he can lie with the best of them. He claims that most of the new jobs created under Labour are in the private sector. This simply isn't true. 1.3 million jobs have been added to the public sector while only 0.9 million have been added to the private sector. Labour has been bloating the public sector deliberately to create a class of people who have to vote Labour to keep their non-jobs.
Brown's 'flagship' promise of a nursery place for every 2-year-old has been binned quietly and he's hoping no one will notice.
The Chancellor admitted in his Emergency Budget that the growth forecasts in his previous Budget were sheer fantasy, so he's going to let Gordon Brown spend a lot of money, which the country doesn't have, to make him feel better. Gordon's plan is to create a Brown Hole £1,000,000,000,000 deep by 2013.
p.s. The latest set of growth forecasts for 2009 are just as fantastic as the last set.
Tax the rich, but not yet
The government is planning to raise the top rate of tax to 45% for rich people earning more than £150,000 per annum .but not until after the next election. Gordon Brown's pathetic excuse for the delay is that there was a pledge not raise the top rate of tax in the last Labour manifesto. Which also included a promise to give us a referendum on the EU constitution. So there goes Gordon's credibility.
The country is crashing into a recession so the government is going to blow £97 million of taxpayers' cash on building gypsy parking sites all over the country.
Govt. getting something right, shock horror?
The Home Office is going to try to stop local councils from abusing the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which is supposed to be aimed at terrorists, to snoop on people suspected of crimes against refuse. But given the Home Office's records of failure after failure, what hope has it got against something as deeply entrenched in New Labour local government culture as the Dustbin Stasi?
Immigration Shambles A
The prime purpose of the government's immigration policy is to reassure the public (by pretending that the government is in control), according to P. Woolas, the immigration minister.
Immigration Shambles B
The government claims to deport an illegal migrant every 8 minutes (excluding evenings, weekend and bank holidays). In fact, over half of the 'deportations' are people turned away either at points of entry to the UK or overseas before they get anywhere near Britain.
Immigration Shambles C
Every year, 300,000 visas are issued to people who aren't entitled to them because staff at embassies & consulates abroad don't make time-consuming checks. Why? Because they have to hit productivity targets so that the government can lie and claim it's doing a good job.
Immigration Shambles D
The number of asylum applications is up by 15%, the government's eviction rate for boguses is down by 10% and there's a 23-year backlog in the system.
Consensus Politics The only opinions I'll listen to are ones which agree with mine.
You are wrong You dared to disagree with me.
New Labour's Concept of Democracy
If the people of Greater Manchester DON'T vote for an unwanted road-pricing scheme in a referendum, they WON'T get £1.5 billion for more trains and other improvements to public transport. So no pressure, then?
p.s. Whatever happened to Gordon Brown's pledge to scrap road pricing after the Downing Street website was deluged with protests?
Gordon is trying to persuade the Treasury to release falsely optimistic forecasts for the likely state of the economy over the next 5 years. Gordon wants to include a fiddle factor based on co-ordinated tax cuts around the world tax cuts which exist only in his fevered imagination.
The government is wasting British taxpayers' cash on repatriating Afghan illegal migrants, who were arrested in FRANCE.
Another Fine Mess
The government has done so much messing about and cutting back at Ofsted that its reports on schools are unreliable and generally pointless because the inspections amount to a day or two every two or three years.
A Brown Fantasy World
Maybe Gordon Brown will tell us who is responsible for the 30% fall in the value of the pound before George Osbourne said anything? Then again, as it's all his fault, maybe not. Especially while Gordon is hoping to buy popularity with tax cuts before Xmas.
The Lords Economic Affairs Committee has found that the government's claim that Britain benefits from uncontrolled migration is 'wildly overstated' and totally bogus. The benefit to the nation is next to nothing and the government tries to conceal the £8 billion spent on administering the asylum system, teaching English to migrants and providing them with health care. Labour's immediate reaction to the report was to play the race card.
Despite the vast amounts of cash thrown at the NHS, Britain came 13th in a league table of health care in 31 European countries, near the bottom in cancer survival rates and 17th as far as cost efficiency is concerned. Micro-management by a government not competent to do the job, and over-centralization, are the main problems.
After 2 years of dithering, a HUGE waste of cash on an abandoned tendering process and hundreds of unnecessary Post Office closures, the government has decided to let the Post Office extend its contract to pay pensions & benefits.
The government has been so successful in its 5-a-day campaign that lots of people are counting cola, chips, spaghetti hoops, Jaffa cakes, orange squash and fruit-flavoured sweets as portions of fruit or vegetables.
In February 2007, Health Minister Patricia Hewitt, junior Health Ministers Rosie Winterton & Ivan Lewis, Culture Minister David Lammy and Dame Denise Platt, head of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, were all warned that Haringey Social Services Dept. was failing to protect children. None of them did anything to prevent the prolonged torture & murder of 'Baby P' (in August 2007) and the only social worker who spoke out about Haringey's failings was suspended from duty.
Gordon Brown still doesn't get it. Britain is in trouble because he recklessly borrowed too much and he and Tony Blair wasted the cash. What we need now is a cut in the size of the government, not more reckless borrowing.
The government's latest BIG IDEA is to pay taxpayer's cash to parents to persuade them force their fat kids to walk to school.
They're all at it
Justice Sec. J. Straw is in trouble for not declaring hospitality from a firm which is after planning permission for a gas storage site next to his constituency.
Payements at employment tribunals reached a record £32 million in 2007/08, mainly as a result of vexatious claims made possible by New Labour's compensation culture. Vast amounts of cash also disappeared as out-of-court settlements because employers have little confidence of getting a fair hearing.
The government has had to dunp the head of the Security Industry Authority, which has overspent by £17,000,000, cleared 7,000 illegal immigrants to work in the security industry and doesn't check its own staff for criminal records and immigration status.
Home Sec. J. Smith presided over this further fine mess.
Another piece of the Common Law which the government plans to rip up . . .
If someone challenges a speeding fine in court and wins, Justice Minister J. Straw has decided that they shouldn't be able to claim their legal costs. Apparently, it's elistist to refuse to pay an unlawful fine, and elitist people shouldn't be entitled to justice under New Labour.
The government has created a Biometric Data Stealth Tax. Anyone who wants a new passport or an ID card will have to pay the government's charge plus a further £30 to the private company which has been contracted to collect the biometric data on the government's behalf.
Under the EU rules wished upon us by New Labour, foreign workers who register as unemployed here can go home and STILL claim the dole from the British taxpayer.
Black Wednesday, when Chancellor Norman Lamont had to take Britain out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (1992/09/16) cost the country £3.4 billion. During his Decade of Depravity, Chancellor Gordon Brown sold off one-half of Britain's gold reserves at the Brown Bottom of the market. That piece of financial genius has cost the taxpayer £3.8 billion.
The government has been laughed at enough to provoke a change of mind on the Red Arrows. They will perform at the 2012 Olympics now, even though they might be too militaristic for the sensibilities of delicate dictators.
Gordon Brown, who made 70% of the pump price of petrol sheer Stealth Tax, wants the oil producing countries to drop their price. Presumably, so he can stick even more tax on fuel while hoping no one notices.
The Cabinet is in the process of putting Gordon's "Bill of Rights & Responsibilities" in a sack and drowning it in a bucket of water as a "Charter For Expensive Lawsuits", woolly and meaningless.
Finally, Gordon Brown has admitted that this useless government is totally unable to protect data of any sort from being lost or stolen.
While Chancellor, Gordon stole £175 billion from private penson funds with Stealth Taxes to pay the soaring bill for public sector pensions. The average pension pot in the private sector is £25,100, which pays £1,700/year. The average public sector pot is £427,275 worth £17,091/year.
Health Sec. A. Johnson's decision to abandon plans to pay private companies to run clinics for testing and treating NHS patients has wasted £20 million, which could have been spent on treating patients, on contract termination and 'wasted bid' costs.
Gordon's plan for a Bogus Britishness jamboree were cut off at the knees last year, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. He tried to scrounge £3 million from 15 major companies and all of them refused to put a hand in the corporate pocket.
Government Gateway websites have been suspended after an employee of Atos Origin, the firm contracted to run the system, abandoned a data stick in a pub car park. So no online tax returns, driving licence applications, VAT returns, etc., etc., until the security side of the mess has been sorted out.
More government lies
The Health & Safety Executive would like us to believe that 4,000 people die every year as a result of exposure to asbestos. But there is no clinical evidence to support this bogus statistic. The HSE just makes the number up using a formula containing false and unjustified assumptions.
Gordon's tactics for the Credit Crunch are:
1. Shifting the blame. He says everything is the fault of the Americans while hoping that no one remembers that he fuelled the British unaffordable credit boom;
2. Lying. He is now denying he ever claimed to end 'boom & bust'. He has rewritten the script to make his claim an end to 'Tory boom & bust'.
3. Abandoning the foundation of his economic planning. His Golden Rule on government borrowing has been junked, and Gordon is planning to borrow even more and spend even more. And he's justifying it by claiming he's only following the ideas of John Milton Keynes. Without mentioning that the circumstances under which Keynes put his ideas forward in the 1930s don't apply today.