Wednesday, May 19, 2010

If Clegg is true to this word,

Britain has a real chance.
Raising the coalition's sights, the Deputy Prime Minister will say: "I have spent my whole political life fighting to open up politics. So let me make one thing very clear: this government is going to be unlike any other.

"This government is going to transform our politics so the state has far less control over you, and you have far more control over the state. This government is going to break up concentrations of power and hand power back to people, because that is how we build a society that is fair. This government is going to persuade you to put your faith in politics once again."
and if he holds to what he says he wants to do,
* scrapping the identity card scheme and second generation biometric passports;

* removing limits on the rights to peaceful protest;

* a bonfire of unnecessary laws;

* a block on pointless new criminal offences;

* internet and email records not to be held without reason;

* closed-circuit television to be properly regulated;

* new controls over the DNA database, such as on the storage of innocent people's DNA;

* axeing the ContactPoint children's database;

* schools will not take children's fingerprints without asking for parental consent;

* reviewing the libel laws to protect freedom of speech.
The socialists will have bloody fits over every word of this; I hope he rams it up their collective ass sideways.

1 comment:

Keith said...

I hope they stick to it!

He's sounding more like a classical liberal / whig, than the statist that I thought he was.

Have you seen this talk by Niall ferguson, giving the historical view of the current national debt crisis?

Apparently the US and UK are in
worse shit than the PIGS

h/t sipsey street