Daily Archives: 1 March 2006

Liberty Central: yes, Lib-Con pact: no, no, no

A week and a half ago I wrote a post entitled Why I’m not willing to be part of this coalition and I still stand by what I said there. There has been a lot of feverish talk about an “anti-New Labour” – and by implication pro-Lib-Con – coalition on the blogosphere and a lot of it is utter bilge.

For those of you out there who still think that Cameron is the answer to all your civil liberty prayers, two points:

  • Of all the u-turns that Cameron has performed over the past few months, he has pointedly not gone back on the longstanding Tory policy to emasculate the already weak Human Rights Act;
  • The refusal of Cameron and the Tory front bench to back their own Lord’s attempts to amend the “glorification” clauses in the Terrorism Bill was utterly disgraceful and a perfect example of quite how pick-n-mix he is on such issues.

With all that said however, I do like the new Liberty Central website and wish it well. Indeed, with my work hat on, I’ve already started contributing to it. I’m optimistic that it will help bring a bit of coordination to what is currently a very diffuse movement. I’m completely happy to work on a cross-party basis like this, indeed I do it every day. Anything that pushes forward the debate and helps people to make informed choices is a good thing.

Liberal Democrats should, in my opinion, work constructively within this and other campaigns. I happen to believe that the most rational choice for supporting civil liberties, constitutional reform and democratic renewal is to vote Liberal Democrat (notwithstanding certain realities to do with our imperfect electoral system). But I’d rather other people came to that conclusion themselves by seeing Liberal Democrats lead by example, than for us to be seen to be attempting to sideline such effort. If supporters of other political parties seek to do the same thing, that can only be for the greater good.

David Icke: an apology

Dear David,

For years I have mocked and poured scorn on your claims that the world is run by reptillians from Zeta Reticuli. How I laughed when you claimed that these lizard men were the authors of the Elder Protocols of Zion. How I mocked when you claimed that they were responsible for the JFK assassination, 9/11 and that penalty shoot out in Euro 96.

However, on watching this evening’s The Apprentice, I have come to realise quite how deluded I’ve been. They’re living among us! And they want our executive jobs! It is quite plain to see that none of the “contestants” on this show are actually human. They lack basic social skills and behave like a parody of what people from another planet might imagine thrusting young business people to act like. Instead of delegating and even basic team work, they warily circle each other like, well, evil reptillian monsters.

One of them (going by the name of “Jo”) has decided to fool Alan Sugar it is human by crying every five minutes. After this trick appeared to work, they’ve all been at it this week.

I was prepared to ignore the ridiculous sexualised performance of the female-looking contestants in Week One as first-time highjinks. But their failure this week to understand the basic difference between human and feline children made it quite clear that they must be cold blooded creatures from another planet.

Clearly Alan Sugar is not in on this. Their plan must be to use this “gameshow” as a ruse to infiltrate his business empire and make him one of their own. He must be told before it is too late!

I can only imagine the hurt and frustration that the endless mocking of people such as myself must have caused you. I now realise that you are the sole saviour of our civilisation and would encourage others to wake up and realise it too.

We must rise up!

Yours sincerely,

James