Secret Police: Police told not to wear uniforms

So now we are to have secret police?

No doubt, to match:

  • our secret laws (that only the ‘security services’ and ‘child protective agencies’ may know about;
  • our secret courts, which operate outside of public scrutiny and which are entirely unaccountable.

Given the massive body of complicated law that we now have in this country, and that we are probably deemed to have broken the law umpteen times on a daily basis, are we are now to be entrapped going about our daily business by secret police?

How sinister is that?

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You are more powerful than you imagine

Marc Glendening* has written a thoughtful, thought-provoking piece on ConHome on the “war wars”, totalitarianism and democracy.

But sadly, some people still believe that although our nation has been invaded by totalitarians, there is “nothing we can do about it”.

If we believe that there is nothing we can do about it, we will surely fail to remedy the situation.

We need to use every means at our disposal to do so – both individually and via alliances. Positive thinking has power, if the will is in accord and action follows.

Firstly, nobody should simply believe any politician because it is convenient to do so. Everything must be checked.

Secondly, we have seen, via the Syrian war defeat, that determined revolt can change the minds of even the most fanatical. We need more of that – on every contentious issue.

Thirdly, we should refuse to comply with laws that are patently unjust. Too many people believe that if the government writes down a law on a piece of paper, then that law should override moral sense and natural law. One wonders whether they would accept a law which called for the killing of all first-borns.

It is our moral duty to put every obstacle in the way of the totalitarians: make the tasks they have set for themselves impossible to achieve.

One thing that many people overlook is the power of the jury – and the totalitarians are very happy to see the jury trial disappear.

Why?

Because the role of the jury is twofold:

  1. to weigh up the facts in a case and determine whether or not the accused is guilty of breaking the law, and, more importantly,
  2. to determine whether the law itself is just.

Take a moment to ponder that second duty: a single juror can liberate an innocent man charged with breaking an unjust law. Taken with the Common Law precedent system, we can bring down the rotten edifice of the EU case by case. Drip, drip, drip.

We have power. We just need to learn how to use it.

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* Campaign Director of the Democracy Movement

BBC Licence fee share-out: a lure to capture the press?

I can only surmise that the government’s attempt to muzzle the press via a Royal Charter is not going well. Or perhaps our Dear Leader is merely lining up the next assault on the press, should his Royal Charter gambit not succeed.

We now learn that Grant Schapps, is considering depriving the BBC of its sole right to the licence fee – and would have us believe that such a move would be as a consequence to the BBC’s paedophile ‘scandals’ and fiscal impropriety.  A better and more popular penalty  would have been to begin dismantling the BBC licence fee system. But on that issue, Schapps was deafeningly silent. Under no circumstances would the government willingly relinquish its propaganda arm.

Instead, its cunning plan is to lure the free market broadcasters into its welfare trap. It worked on nearly half of our population, didn’t it?

Will what remains of the the free press be stupid or greedy or desperate enough to fall for it?  It is not impossible to imagine Telegraph TV, for instance, being temped, given the Telegraph’s ailing finances.

Oh, and when will we see police investigations into paedophile politicians?

Edward Snowden legal defence fund

from Wikileaks:

“The Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund raises money for Journalistic sources’ legal defence. Periodically it will nominate sources it wishes to direct legal and campaign aide to. For its first source it has selected Mr. Edward Snowden whose revelations have exposed the extent to which the world is being mass surveilled by the United States.

Derek Rothera & Company Charted Accountants is appointed to administer the Fund, which is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. The Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund is audited and can only spend funds on the legal defence campaign of the nominated journalistic sources. The terms of the fund and its trustees can be obtained from Rothera & Co.

Mr. Snowden is currently in Russia where he has been granted temporary asylum. The United States government is exerting substantial pressure on Russia and other countries in an attempt to force Mr. Snowden to the United States where he will face decades in prison or worse.

Mr. Snowden’s legal defence and its associated public campaign will be a long and expensive journey which will only be overcome with your support. Support the right to know. Support Edward Snowden.”

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