Things that sound good…

Here we go again, Tory leader trying to sound good about recent events and his “moral crusade” turns his sights on the hated Human Rights Act.

Cameron must know he’s trying to pull the wool over our eyes with this bit of soundbite politics, but some people and newspapers lap this sort of thing up as manna from heaven without realising that there is damn all Cameron can actually do about the European Court of Human Rights as it isn’t in his remit to control or dictate any sort of reform to it.


The fightback also means rebuilding the sense of personal responsibility that has been eroded over the years by many things, from the welfare system where work doesn’t pay to the twisting and misrepresenting of human rights.

The British people have fought and died for people’s rights to freedom and dignity but they did not fight so that people did not have to take full responsibility for their actions. So though it won’t be easy, though it will mean taking on parts of the establishment, I am determined we get a grip on the misrepresentation of human rights.

We are looking at creating our own British Bill of Rights. We are going to fight in Europe for changes to the way the European Court works and we will fight to ensure people understand the real scope of these rights and do not use them as cover for rules or excuses that fly in the face of common sense.

Ok, we know any British Bill of rights is a non starter as it will just sit on top of the Human Rights Act and wont change a thing. Nor can Cameron do anything about the “establishment” because it isn’t an establishment he has any sort of control or leverage over, they’ll just fall back on the “it isn’t an area of UK control” default position where any attempt is made to reclaim a countries sovereignty back from the EU and certain treaty obligations that have been signed away by previous treacherous governments of the UK.

The only way we can put things right is to go back to a position where we had control over our own destiny, however I honestly can’t see any way now short of armed revolt by which we can seize any real power back to the people and the government have made sure the people no longer have access to guns. Still, as the rioters showed, it wouldn’t take much to tie the establishment in knots, assuming that the populace can tear itself away from Britain’s got talent for a few minutes.

I suspect though that after the outrage has died down, the people will go back to their slumbers and the control freaks here and elsewhere will bring in ever more legislation restricting our individual freedoms so that we can never escape the snare they have us in as those who should be outraged are drip fed the “done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear” mantra.

There are days when I read what our politicians come out with and the reaction they get and I think “we’re doomed” this is one of those days.

5 comments for “Things that sound good…

  1. August 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

    It seems to me that Cameron is acting just like we do, as bloggers, on issues – saying this should be or that should not be. In our case, that’s perfectly valid and it’s what we do.

    In his case, he either has the power to change it or he doesn’t. If he doesn’t, why doesn’t he? He daren’t use the expression EU or mention the artificial debt to parasites like the IMF et al – book entry debts only which have nothing to do with getting business back into the country via incentives.

  2. not scargill
    August 24, 2011 at 10:52 am

    People need to band together in a People’s Union. It should be apolitical, with the simple aim of holding politicians, quangocrats, council executives and any one fleecing the public purse, to account.

    People can only hold power collectively. Blogs are doing a tremendous job of exposing the wholesale theft of public money by those who care nothing for democractic accountability. I suspect the corruption runs far deaper and is on a far greater scale than has yet been uncovered.

    Power can be regained by ordinary people through peaceful action on a massive scale; millions of ordinary people need to be inspired to oppose the abuses of public servants and their allies in banks and corrupt organisations.

    The original unions brought better working conditions for the exploited working classes. Now a new kind of union is needed whereby ordinary men and women can band together in their millions to demand justice and an end to political exploitation.

    My feeling is that it should be entirely peaceful, but disruptive to those in power who abuse our trust and decency.

    No taxation without accountable representation.

  3. cuffleyburgers
    August 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    @ Not Scargill – absolutely, we need numbers in the street and we need to make a real nuisance of ourselves. We need to refuse en masse to pay council tax and tv licences, so that there is so many of us that they can’t lock us all up.

    We need to take over MPs surgeries and bombard them constantly with letters emails and televised stunts whenever they go out. This latter applies particularly to the real looters among them.

    Fortunatley the EU has overreached itself or rather is in the process of overreaching itself and taxation without representation via Tobin tax and additional green or VAT will hopefully be sufficient to light the blue touchpaper.

    I do not believe the British people will remain quiescent for ever and when they do awake, it will be interesting.

    Piano wire anyone?

  4. August 25, 2011 at 5:44 am

    “I suspect though that after the outrage has died down, the people will go back to their slumbers and the control freaks here and elsewhere will bring in ever more legislation restricting our individual freedoms…”

    Sadly, I suspect you’re right… 😥

    • Lord T
      August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      However the resentment is still there and it is increasing so when the roads close next year for the olympics and people boil over in the heat there will be a lot more of them next time.

      They will have learnt from this time as well. There will be few without head gear and plod only have so much resource.

      These things never just go away. Look at Iraq, Libya, Syria. All identified by our governments as people looking for freedom. Just as we are while the governments of the day in all these places thought they could do what they wanted. Just like here.

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