State-snooping | Just maybe…

5 06 2010

News that the State Spying Machine is still in full swing.  I’m not stupid enough to believe that the Government or even Companies for that matter, wish to know your every move, and so only the most serious threats to their domination should be worried, the criminals slightly worried and the law-abiding very annoyed.

Annoyed due to the fact that your next-door neighbour who happens to be a nurse gets to gander at your progress at the wart clinic.  Annoyed as CCTV operator zooms in through your windows.  Annoyed so much in fact, that you may just bump yourself up into the two categories the Police State was meant to counter.

‘Big Brother’s’ little brother: Illegal snooping by town hall staff is up sixfold

By Jack Doyle, Daily Wail.  Last updated at 3:33 AM on 5th June 2010

More and more town hall bureaucrats have been caught snooping on private details held on a giant ‘Big Brother’ tax and benefits database.

Instances of unlawful hacking of the Customer Information System, which belongs to the Department of Work and Pensions and holds the personal records of 85 million people, have increased sixfold in a single year to more than two a week.

Council staff have looked at accounts belonging to their friends, family members, neighbours and even celebrities.

Some were dismissed as a result  –  but two thirds were let off with little more than a slap on the wrist.

Astonishingly, the DWP does not hold details of the number of its own staff caught doing the same thing.

This means the real level of unauthorised access could be much higher.

The revelations raised major questions about the number of people allowed to access the system.

In addition to workers at 445 local authorities across the UK, it is open to some 80,000 DWP employees and 60,000 workers from other government departments.

Civil liberties campaigners called for drastic cuts in those allowed to view the data.

Alex Deane, Director of Big Brother Watch, said: ‘This just goes to show that our private data is not safe with councils  –  the less they have of it, the better.’

The database holds a record of every single individual issued with a National Insurance number, including those who have died, each containing up to 9,800 pieces of information.

That includes details of their ethnicity, address, and tax status.

In addition, the system records the full income details of anyone receiving any kind of benefit, including 11.5million state pensioners, 2.65 million people on incapacity benefit and four million who claim pension credit or some kind of income support.

Freedom of Information Act requests revealed 124 security breaches by council staff last year, including those found looking at the accounts of friends, family, neighbours, or celebrities.

That is a sharp increase from just 20 in 2008/9. Of those 26 were dismissed and eight resigned during the disciplinary process. But 37 were given a written or verbal warning and 43 received no reprimand at all.

Officials at the department were so concerned about the scale of the problem that they contacted councils last year to warn of sanctions. But the scale of the problem increased regardless.

Organisations caught up in last year’s suspected breaches included London’s Islington, Barnet, Lambeth, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Westminster councils as well as Town Hall staff in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Sunderland, Liverpool, Bradford, Middlesbrough, Cambridge and Plymouth.

Prof Peter Sommer, an information security expert from the London School of Economics said: ‘It is bizarre and deeply unfortunate that DWP appear not to hold these essential security breach statistics.’

A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions said: ‘DWP thoroughly deals with the risk to CIS by the small number of employees who commit unauthorised access.

– ‘DWP works closely with local authorities to investigate suspicions of unauthorised access enabling managers to consider disciplinary action where appropriate.’

– Every Google web search could be stored for up to two years under a controversial EU proposal that has the backing of more than 300 Euro-MPs.

‘Written Declaration 29’ is intended to be used as an early warning system to stop paedophiles.

But civil liberty groups say it is ‘completely unjustifiable’ intrusion into citizens’ privacy  –  and would not be effective because most paedophiles operate in chatrooms and private communication.

Not only that though, but also the leftarded Guardian are carrying a similar story.  This one feigning shock outrage at the anti-terror Police funding number-plate recognition cameras in Birmingham’s Muslim areas.  Considering that those who carry out Jihad usually do so due to an Islamic  religious persuasion, I would say that makes sense.  I’m just pee’d off that not only do the civil Police wish to do the job on the cheap, so do our anti-terror Cops.

On a side note, love how the preacher of the British multicultural paradise (so long as they don’t have to live in them) refer to British land as ‘Muslim areas’.  Where’s the diverse neighbourhoods we dreamed about?  Why all this segregation?  Is it natural?  And if so, why do governments seek to disrupt that balance?

We have been ruled by fools since year dot.  It will never change.


BNP | McCarthy style witch-hunts

22 05 2010

I was going to report that binmen in Rotherhite had suspected the letters’ “B/P” written on the top of recycling bins meant the resident was a BNP supporter and reported this ‘orrible offence to their supervisor.  Said super has a chinwag with the occupier of the property finding out that the markings were innocent reminders of the recycling order.

And even after being told the above, the super still offers to swap the ‘offending‘ boxes to avoid further confusion which the occupier rightly refuses and categorically states that although he is not a supporter of the party, even if he were, what business is it to the council?

But alas, Simon Darby beat me to it so will instead bring you the tale of Gary Marsden I’Anson, a victim of a witch-hunt McCarthy would be proud of.  First the background with the help of an HR website, HeadOffice (23/04/2010):

A former employee of West Yorkshire Police who writes controversial right-wing songs in his spare time has brought a claim for unfair dismissal against the force.

Gary Marsden I’Anson was sacked from his job as a police imaging officer in February 2009 over alleged links with the British National Party (BNP) and for using work time to produce far-right DVDs, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

Mr I’Anson is a singer-songwriter who performs in front of a Union Jack and has published lyrics expressing right-wing views.

However, he has denied claims his material is racist and also told the tribunal he never used police time to work on his promotional CDs and DVDs.

The 48-year-old said: “I did not steal one minute of police time because I am not a thief.

“I have been discriminated against because I have celebrated my culture and heritage. The police didn’t like it full stop.”

David Jones, representing the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, said profits from a website run by Mr I’Anson were used to fund BNP activities.

What the above fails to mention is that Mr I’Anson was arrested for the alleged offence of being involved with the BNP.  In any other country this would be classed as political persecution would it not?

Excluding people from society because of their religious, cultural or political beliefs is immoral is it not?  Or is this an acceptable price to pay for Liberty?  Only being allowed to join the Inner Party if you are a supporter of the Centralist Establishment Parties, otherwise it is a life as a prole that beckons.

Leeds racism row singer loses unfair dismissal claim against police

Yorkshire Evening Post.  Published Date: 21 May 2010

A racism row singer fired from his day job with West Yorkshire Police has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.

Gary Marsden I’Anson, of Morley, was arrested and sacked over his alleged association with the British National Party and for using work time to compile right-wing CDs and DVDs for his rock band Anglo Saxon.

The police imaging officer of 23 years claimed West Yorkshire Police unfairly dismissed and discriminated against him.

But an employment tribunal in Leeds has ruled against Mr I’Anson.

Deputy Chief Constable David Crompton said: “This case was significantly aggravated by the fact that force computers were being used in order to generate material which was clearly supportive of the BNP and which had content that was unquestionably contrary to the aims and values of the force.”

Now jobless Mr I’Anson, 48, said: “It’s a sad day for freedom of speech, artistic expression, liberty, democracy and human rights. It is a good day for political correctness.”

Mr I’Anson denies any political links to the BNP and says he is not racist but an ‘anti-terrorist patriot.’

He said police were “talking nonsense” over claims he is associated with the BNP.

In 2007 Mr I’Anson was arrested on suspicion of possession of written material with intent to incite racial hatred. He denied any wrongdoing and no charges were brought.

After being suspended on full pay he was eventually sacked in February 2009, after a two-year investigation.

Listen hear Mr Crompton, the aims and values of the Police Force are simple, it is to deter crime and be incorruptible.  It is not to be the Government’s political enforcer.  You are paid to uphold the law, not waste two years perverting it.  Two years for Christ’s sake!?

Where were you when our Politicians were busying themselves signing away our sovereignty?  Where were you when our Thin Blue Line executed an innocent man in Stockwell?  Where were you when our grannies and our kids were being robbed, assaulted and killed?

I tell you where, you were investigating a political motivated catch-all ‘hate’ crime for two bloody years!

God.  Mad.  Funeral Pyres.

GE10 | BNP analysis

15 05 2010

It has been near enough two weeks since the result of the election and finally we are finding out how the Establishment fended off the Nationalist advance in Barking.

Thanks to the leftarded Guardian, find out it was not policy or personality that smashed the BNP in Barking but an Obama-style campaign of PR and intimidation coordinated by the Establishment’s agents.

The answer is a tale of determined activism by Griffin’s opponents, aided by the antics of his self-harming party. That activism began to develop a sharp focus two weeks after those Euro elections, when Lowles chaired a meeting of MPs, anti-BNP campaigners, church groups and trade unionists. He gave them a detailed breakdown of the BNP’s support. The message was stark.

“A decision was made to draw a line in the sand,” says one Labour party figure who was at the meeting. “The coming general election was going to be the defining moment. Everyone knew that if they won then, it would be almost impossible to remove them in the future.”

There was never a single anti-BNP campaign in Barking. There were meetings, events, leafleting initiatives run by Hope Not Hate – which coordinated much of the activity – and also by Labour and Unite Against Fascism. Hope Not Hate set up a base in derelict premises, and volunteers travelled across the country to prepare it for the coming battle; putting up a new ceiling, plumbing in toilets and setting up a print room. Some slept on the floors.

“The response was truly overwhelming,” says Lowles. “On one day of action, we had 541 people; on another, 385; and even on election day itself, 176 people came out to help get the vote out.” Many of the volunteers had not been involved in political activity before. “We had teenagers travelling up from Kent, old ladies from the other side of London turning out. It felt like a liberating experience for people who felt like we were doing something politically important.”

The Hope Not Hate campaign was supported by Joe Rospars, chief digital strategist for Barack Obama from 2007 until his inauguration, and his company Blue State Digital.

Rospars said it was the “best example” of a British organisation applying the lessons of the US presidential elections. “We are seeing a genuine community-based organisation, with people coming together around a common purpose,” he said.

Campaigners were able to identify the key groups least likely to vote for the BNP – women, pensioners and people from ethnic minorities. They built up an online volunteer force of 140,000 people, and Rospars advised on how to use them for maximum impact. In the month before election day, Lowles says more than 1,000 volunteers descended on Barking, delivering 350,000 specially tailored leaflets and newsletters.

At the same time, the Dagenham MP John Cruddas, and his neighbour who seemed most under threat, Barking MP Margaret Hodge, were fighting a parallel ground war against the BNP. Hodge escalated the effort she had begun some four years earlier to reconnect with voters Labour had lost to the BNP. Their rise in Barking had seen the then culture secretary heavily criticised by many inside her own party. For her, this election result represents a triumph for decency, and personal redemption.

“When Griffin announced in September that he would stand, that gave me a real scare,” Hodge says. “My husband had not long died, and I was still in grief. It was a tough period. I was quietly confident that I would win, but I really wanted to smash him. And I was really concerned about the prospects for the council.”

Hodge, with the help of volunteers from Unite Against Fascism, turned to the politics of shoe leather, knocking on doors and listening to people’s concerns. “‘What do you want to talk about?’ I would ask. It was up to them.”

Most talked about street cleaning, wheelie bins and antisocial behaviour, but inevitably many raised the BNP trump card of immigration. Even black residents raised the issue with Hodge. “I would say to them: ‘I can’t turn the clock back, but this is why the borough has changed, and we must make it work for all of us.’ Some people hated that. Some would understand. But they came to feel I was listening.”

Of  course the internal problems of the BNP didn’t help but the mobilisation and coordination between the Establishment and Vested Interests would put Robert Mugabe to shame.

And you still believe you live in a democratic country?

NuBritain | Thought Crime in Action

2 05 2010

The Gay Mafia are becoming more and more like the crazed Roman Emperor Nero in his persecution of Christians.  Taking Nero’s place is Head of the LGBT Thought Corps and just a lowly PCSO to boot, Miss Sam ‘the man’ Adams.

And with so much flirting in the public eye, seems to be making a career as the gay policeman.  Reason for my disdain at this self-centered prick is the fact that this gay atheist plastic policeman becomes distress when hearing a different point of view, takes ‘offence’ at Mr Mcalpine, the street preacher with the audacity to have an opinion, then uses his State-given Powers to persecute said preacher for the heinous crime of thought.

From the Saintly:

Cops arrest preacher over Christian beliefs

The Christian Institute.  Sun, 2 May 2010

A Christian street preacher in Cumbria has been arrested and charged with a crime after he expressed his religious beliefs about homosexual conduct.

Dale Mcalpine, of Workington in Cumbria, appeared before local magistrates on Friday and pleaded not guilty to breaching section 5 of the Public Order Act.

Mr Mcalpine is being supported by The Christian Institute, a leading national defender of Christian religious liberty.


He was preaching publicly in the town on 20 April this year but he insists he never spoke about the subject of homosexuality during his public sermon.

He says two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) approached him and one identified himself as a homosexual.

According to Mr Mcalpine, that PCSO warned him not to say homosexual conduct is “sinful” because it would be a crime.


The PCSO also identified himself as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender liaison officer.

Mr Mcalpine told the PCSO that it is not a crime to describe same-sex practice as a “sin”.

Police officers later arrived on the scene. Mr Mcalpine was then arrested and held in a police cell before being charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” contrary to Section 5 of the public order act.

Not a crime

Solicitor-advocate for The Christian Institute, Sam Webster, says it is not a crime to express the belief that homosexual conduct is a sin.

“A Christian who stands in a public place and expresses his religious beliefs in the hope of persuading passers-by of his views – that is freedom of speech.


“Yes, the police have a duty to maintain public order but they also have a duty to defend the lawful free speech of citizens. It’s not for police to decide whether Mr Mcalpine’s views are right or wrong.

“Case law has ruled that the orthodox Christian belief that homosexual conduct is sinful is a belief worthy of respect in a democratic society.”

In November last year, the Government was defeated in Parliament over its attempt to repeal a free speech safeguard to a law against ‘sexual orientation hatred’.


The safeguard, introduced by former Home Secretary Lord Waddington, makes clear that criticising homosexual conduct, or encouraging someone to refrain from such conduct, is not in itself a crime.

The Labour party has vowed to remove the free speech protection if it wins the next general election.

In 2008 the Lib Dems forced a Commons vote in a failed attempt to repeal the Waddington safeguard, but allowed a free vote in the Lords in 2009.

The Tories allowed a free vote. David Cameron and the shadow cabinet supported the free speech protection and in the most recent Commons vote no Tory MP voted to repeal it.

And from everyone’s’ favourite sinner, the incident:

Christian preacher on hooligan charge after saying he believes that homosexuality is a sin

Daily Mail.  Last updated at 11:59 PM on 1st May 2010

Mr Mcalpine said he and his church colleague handed out to passers-by leaflets explaining the Ten Commandments or offering a ‘ticket to heaven’.

He recalled: ‘It wasn’t very busy, but within about five minutes I noticed two police community support officers in fluorescent waistcoats and blue peaked caps watching from about ten feet.’

Mr Mcalpine said a woman came up to him and they became engaged in a debate about his faith, during which he says he recited a number of sins referred to in 1 Corinthians in the Bible, including blasphemy, fornication, adultery, drunkenness and homosexuality, as well as talking about repentance and salvation.

He and the woman were standing close to each other and he said he did not raise his voice.

Mr Mcalpine says that as the woman left, one of the two officers, PCSO Sam Adams, approached her and had a brief chat before walking towards him. Mr Mcalpine asked Mr Adams if everything was OK.

According to Mr Mcalpine, Mr Adams said there had been complaints and warned him that if he made racist or homophobic remarks he could be arrested. Mr Mcalpine said: ‘I told him I was not homophobic but sometimes I did say that the Bible says homosexuality is a crime against the Creator, but it was not against the law to say this.

‘The PCSO then told me he was gay and he was the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender liaison officer for the police. ‘I said, “It is still a sin”, and our conversation ended. It wasn’t a loud or aggressive conversation.’Mr Adams has been a member of Cumbria police’s LGBT staff association and last year represented the force at the Gay Pride festival in Manchester, marching in the parade with a police dog named Whistle.

On the social networking site MySpace, he describes his orientation as gay and his religion as atheist.

Soon after midday, Mr Mcalpine took over from Mr Bullock on the stepladder and says he preached for about 20 minutes.

He said he mentioned drunkenness and adultery, and that religions such as Buddhism, Islam and even Roman Catholicism were not the way of salvation, but did not speak about homosexuality.

During the sermon he was heckled by a middle-aged man who berated his colleague Mr Bullock, asking what right he had to preach that drunkenness was wrong.

At that point Mr Adams, who Mr Mcalpine said had been talking on his radio, intervened, and the man left.

A few minutes later three regular uniformed policemen arrived and Mr Mcalpine said one asked him if he had made homophobic remarks.

Mr Mcalpine said he told the officers that while he was not homophobic, he did believe homosexuality was a sin and there was no law against saying so.

‘I knew that I hadn’t done anything wrong so I told myself to remain calm, but it was very intimidating,’ he recalled.

‘I was then arrested, read my rights and put into the back of a marked police van. When we got to the station they emptied my pockets, took my mobile and my belt and my trainers, so I was in my socks.’

Mr Mcalpine was put in a cell and asked for his Bible. ‘I read it and sang hymns like Amazing Grace as loudly as I could,’ he said.

Police took his fingerprints, a palm print, a retina scan and a DNA swab. He eventually saw the duty solicitor and was interviewed by an officer in a room equipped with a table, four chairs and a recording device.

Mr Mcalpine was told that the two PCSOs had alleged that they heard him shouting that homosexuality was a sin, which had distressed them and members of the public.  He was eventually charged under Sections 5 (1) and (6) of the Public Order Act 1986 and released on bail on the condition that he did not preach in public.

At a preliminary hearing on Friday in Workington magistrates’ court, Mr Mcalpine pleaded not guilty and he is now awaiting a trial date. The two PCSOs are expected to attend as witnesses.

Arrested for uttering deep-held beliefs, treated like a common criminal with a full body index, interviewed in an intimidating enviroment most probably in the hope of coercing an admission of guilt, thus ticking another crime detected and solved box and saving Court time.  All because someone who is supposed to be an impartial policeman and uphold the law became ‘distressed’.

Yet like Nero found out, you cannot bully the Christians into submission.  Mr Mcalpine would not accept the gay atheist policeman’s allegation and will make his stand in Court.

At least we know NuBritain’s Cumbria Police Service is totally impartial.

Cumbria police support gay community

Cumbria Police were today presented with an award for their support of the gay community at Manchester Pride.

The award was presented to all of the North West police forces for having the best public sector entry at the famous Pride parade, which was held in Manchester in August last year.

The award was shared by police in Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and Cumbria and it is now the turn of local police to provide the trophy with a temporary home.

The Pride festival celebrates diversity, promotes equal rights for the gay community and offers lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as friends and family, a chance to celebrate an ever more accepting and inclusive society.

PCSO Sam Adams, who is on the executive board of Cumbria Constabulary’s LGBT staff association, said: “It is really important to show our support to the gay community. It is a sad fact that people still suffer from homophobic hate crime. We want the community to know that we are here to support them and investigate crime regardless of their sexuality.

“Unlike in many large cities, the gay community in Cumbria is not very visible, so we attend Manchester Pride as an opportunity to engage with gay people and show our support.”

Chief Constable Craig Mackey added: “I am proud to accept this award, which represents our commitment to supporting the gay community in Cumbria.

“It is the job of the police to stand up for the rights of the individual. We take this responsibility seriously and work hard to promote diversity and support victims of hate crime and homophobia.

“We hope that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Cumbria has the confidence to report hate crime to us so that we can tackle the issue and bring offenders to justice.”

Hopefully the PCSO has made his name dirt and no choice but resign, for he doesn’t even deserve a traffic warden outfit, let alone a plastic bobby one.

We want impartial coppers who uphold the law for the benefit of the public, not for their own perverted agendas.

We want emotionally strong coppers who won’t cry “mummy” at the first sign of distress, not act like a spoilt toddler telling tales.

Oh forget it, it isn’t what I want that is important, only what Johnny Law & Co wants.

The rot starts at the top, with the lawmakers in the Houses of Swine who at the behest of their ‘outside relationships’ will pump out the most incoherent laws for the members of the Law Society to battle over.  The Barristers and Lawyers themselves are just as much to blame for the encouragement given to extra workloads.  The rank and file coppers get to wield a bit of State-sponsored authority over their fellow-man.  The ACPO get to harvest our data and sell it onto MOSSAD, NSA, FSB and I wouldn’t be surprised to find a bootleg copy on a North Korean fruitstand.

Nevermind the fact that the customers are actually victims.  Nevermind the fact that it costs thousand times more to persecute than it would to deter.  Everything is just a statistic to them.  That and a pound note.

More laws mean more offences means more work means more resources and more aggro!!

NuBritain | Thought Crime

2 05 2010

From the Australian, not an actual Australian but a Down Under News-Polluter, are doing a page-filler featuring Hal G. P. Colebatch’s ‘Blair’s Britain: British culture wars and New Labour‘.

Convenient for me they have a great definition of Blighty’s “walking on eggshells” condition.

Thought police muscle up in Britain

Hal G. P. Colebatch From:The Australian April 21, 2009

BRITAIN appears to be evolving into the first modern soft totalitarian state. As a sometime teacher of political science and international law, I do not use the term totalitarian loosely.

There are no concentration camps or gulags but there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy, and there can be harsh punishments for dissent.

Nikolai Bukharin claimed one of the Bolshevik Revolution’s principal tasks was “to alter people’s actual psychology”. Britain is not Bolshevik, but a campaign to alter people’s psychology and create a new Homo britannicus is under way without even a fig leaf of disguise.

The Government is pushing ahead with legislation that will criminalise politically incorrect jokes, with a maximum punishment of up to seven years’ prison. The House of Lords tried to insert a free-speech amendment, but Justice Secretary Jack Straw knocked it out. It was Straw who previously called for a redefinition of Englishness and suggested the “global baggage of empire” was linked to soccer violence by “racist and xenophobic white males”. He claimed the English “propensity for violence” was used to subjugate Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and that the English as a race were “potentially very aggressive”.

In the past 10 years I have collected reports of many instances of draconian punishments, including the arrest and criminal prosecution of children, for thought-crimes and offences against political correctness.

Countryside Restoration Trust chairman and columnist Robin Page said at a rally against the Government’s anti-hunting laws in Gloucestershire in 2002: “If you are a black vegetarian Muslim asylum-seeking one-legged lesbian lorry driver, I want the same rights as you.” Page was arrested, and after four months he received a letter saying no charges would be pressed, but that: “If further evidence comes to our attention whereby your involvement is implicated, we will seek to initiate proceedings.” It took him five years to clear his name.

Page was at least an adult. In September 2006, a 14-year-old schoolgirl, Codie Stott, asked a teacher if she could sit with another group to do a science project as all the girls with her spoke only Urdu. The teacher’s first response, according to Stott, was to scream at her: “It’s racist, you’re going to get done by the police!” Upset and terrified, the schoolgirl went outside to calm down. The teacher called the police and a few days later, presumably after officialdom had thought the matter over, she was arrested and taken to a police station, where she was fingerprinted and photographed. According to her mother, she was placed in a bare cell for 3 1/2 hours. She was questioned on suspicion of committing a racial public order offence and then released without charge. The school was said to be investigating what further action to take, not against the teacher, but against Stott. Headmaster Anthony Edkins reportedly said: “An allegation of a serious nature was made concerning a racially motivated remark. We aim to ensure a caring and tolerant attitude towards pupils of all ethnic backgrounds and will not stand for racism in any form.”

A 10-year-old child was arrested and brought before a judge, for having allegedly called an 11-year-old boya “Paki” and “bin Laden” during a playground argument at a primary school (the other boy had called him a skunk and a Teletubby). When it reached the court the case had cost taxpayers pound stg. 25,000. The accused was so distressed that he had stopped attending school. The judge, Jonathan Finestein, said: “Have we really got to the stage where we are prosecuting 10-year-old boys because of political correctness? There are major crimes out there and the police don’t bother to prosecute. This is nonsense.”

Finestein was fiercely attacked by teaching union leaders, as in those witch-hunt trials where any who spoke in defence of an accused or pointed to defects in the prosecution were immediately targeted as witches and candidates for burning.

Hate-crime police investigated Basil Brush, a puppet fox on children’s television, who had made a joke about Gypsies. The BBC confessed that Brush had behaved inappropriately and assured police that the episode would be banned.

A bishop was warned by the police for not having done enough to “celebrate diversity”, the enforcing of which is now apparently a police function. A Christian home for retired clergy and religious workers lost a grant because it would not reveal to official snoopers how many of the residents were homosexual. That they had never been asked was taken as evidence of homophobia.

Muslim parents who objected to young children being given books advocating same-sex marriage and adoption at one school last year had their wishes respected and the offending material withdrawn. This year, Muslim and Christian parents at another school objecting to the same material have not only had their objections ignored but have been threatened with prosecution if they withdraw their children.

There have been innumerable cases in recent months of people in schools, hospitals and other institutions losing their jobs because of various religious scruples, often, as in the East Germany of yore, not shouted fanatically from the rooftops but betrayed in private conversations and reported to authorities. The crime of one nurse was to offer to pray for a patient, who did not complain but merely mentioned the matter to another nurse. A primary school receptionist, Jennie Cain, whose five-year-old daughter was told off for talking about Jesus in class, faces the sack for seeking support from her church. A private email from her to other members of the church asking for prayers fell into the hands of school authorities.

Permissiveness as well as draconianism can be deployed to destroy socially accepted norms and values. The Royal Navy, for instance, has installed a satanist chapel in a warship to accommodate the proclivities of a satanist crew member. “What would Nelson have said?” is a British newspaper cliche about navy scandals, but in this case seems a legitimate question. Satanist paraphernalia is also supplied to prison inmates who need it.

This campaign seems to come from unelected or quasi-governmental bodies controlling various institutions, which are more or less unanswerable to electors, more than it does directly from the Government, although the Government helps drive it and condones it in a fudged and deniable manner.

Any one of these incidents might be dismissed as an aberration, but taken together – and I have only mentioned a tiny sample; more are reported almost every day – they add up to a pretty clear picture.

The world is upside down.  In the quest to make all things equal and rid ourselves of discrimination, the law of unintended consequence has perverted justice to the extreme.  For centuries we have had laws that have perfectly coped with the degenerates who populate our collective ranks and, unless the perpetrator had money or a title, was treated equally and swiftly before the Law.

Today we have Courts that can’t tell the difference between morality and legality.  Jeez, I doubt many care so long as the cheddar keeps on rolling in.

The problem with Laws is the fact that many of em are thought up by Lawyers.  CONFLICT OF INTERESTS me thinks, mmm.

Peckham | Criminal Joke System

28 03 2010

Another WTF moment in South London.  Boy pleads guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing six automatic calibre cartridges, a firearm linked to six shootings in two-years is given a two-year intensive supervision and surveillance order due to his age.

At least the black-on-black criminal specialists in Operation Trident, another racist* organisation, have another conviction under their belt.

Second Chance

Court Reporter, Southwark News.  25 March 2010

A schoolboy from Peckham who stashed a loaded gun linked to six shootings walked free from court on Monday because of his age.

Police arrested the fourteen-year-old at his school after finding the deadly US military weapon under his bed during a raid on his family home.

The boy, who cannot be named, had been trusted by a gangland friend who believed investigators would not suspect him because of his age and lack of involvement with crime. The Colt .45 self-loading pistol was used in six black-on-black shootings across south and east London over two years.

Judge Roger Chapple said the youngster, now fifteen, would have been jailed for a minimum of three years if he was sixteen for ‘one of the most serious firearms offences there is’.

But he decided to give him a second chance and handed him a two-year intensive supervision and surveillance order, after deciding he has ‘every chance of making something of your life’.

The sentence comes following a major Metropolitan Police campaign warning youngsters, especially girls, of the risks of carrying guns for criminals. Operation Trident officers have secured at least ten convictions of under sixteens, including of girls, in recent months.

Mark Gadsden, prosecuting, told Inner London Crown Court police raided his home in Peckham, on November 19 last year, while he was out. In his bedroom, under his bed, they uncovered the firearm, containing six live bullets, wrapped in a pillow case, inside a rucksack.

The barrister said it was ‘plainly a gun used by members of a gang’. He added: “He has specifically been chosen by the gang because of his age and lack of relevant previous convictions.”

Officers then went to his nearby school, informed the headmaster, and he was called to the office, where he was arrested.

Examination of the gun revealed it had been fired in Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, on May 7, 2007; Whitwell Road, Plaistow, east London, on September 16 2008; Gipsy Hill, south London, on October 10, 2008, Sutton Common Road, Sutton, south London, on November 14 of that year, Wrigglesworth Street, New Cross, south east London, on January 5 last year, and Norwood Road, West Norwood, south London, on August 14 last year.

At least three people had been injured in the shootings but no further details were given to the court.

The boy admitted having the loaded pistol with intent to endanger life, but sought to distance himself from gang culture by claiming a stranger gave it to him.

He has since been in secure accommodation studying for his GCSEs. Passing sentence Judge Chapple said: “You have pleaded guilty to one of the most serious firearms offences there is.

“I accept you were looking after this gun containing six live rounds, for others.

“You weren’t going to use that gun yourself, but you were keeping it on behalf of others, who you knew would use it, should the need arise.

“This particular gun had been fired on at least six occasions in the past. It had not killed, but that’s what guns do – they kill and maim people.

“Kids of your age have been killed and crippled by guns on the streets of south London.

“Those that keep guns like this and keep them in circulation amongst criminals bear responsibility for the dreadful harm and misery that gun crime causes.

“I don’t accept for a minute that it was someone almost a stranger to you. You came very close to a long sentence of detention. If you grab this opportunity with both hands, I believe you have every chance of making something of your life.

“You’ve seen others screw up – don’t do it yourself.” The judge also imposed a three-month curfew on him between 7am and 7pm, telling him he would have to ‘stay at home with your mother’, who was in court.

He replied ‘Yes Sir’, when the judge asked him if he understood. The boy, of Peckham, admitted possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing six automatic calibre cartridges.

Another joke sentence that will be worn with twisted pride by this little rudey.  Well done for wasting so much money on another pointless prosecution.  No punishment, no deterrent, not even public exposure for this plastic gangsta, who I am sure will go on to bigger and better things.

Our Justice system is a joke, similar to our Parliament and Church institutions, with each becoming a parody of itself.  They proclaim louder and louder of improving standards in Law & Order, Governmental transparency and Religious tolerance, yet it is exactly the opposite that is happening.

In the pursuit of social equality, it seems we are to go unrewarded for our achievements and unpunished for our sins.

* EHRC terms that any organisation whose sole aims are discriminatory against others, even ‘indirectly’, can be deemed racist.

UK | Official electronic snooping?

19 03 2010

Imagine being given your own State-sponsored personal webpage.  Sure it’d be great not to waste so much paper, ink and transport, even better that the State Sector would shrink, but underneath it all, something sure does smell.

Government webpage for every citizen in the race to create a paperless society

Rachel Sylvester, Alice Thomson and Jill Sherman.  The Times, March 20, 2010

All public services could be delivered online within four years under an ambitious pledge by Gordon Brown to create a paperless state and save billions of pounds, The Times has learnt.

Tens of thousands of public sector jobs could go in Jobcentres, benefit offices, passport centres and town halls if face-to-face transactions are scrapped in favour of cheaper and more efficient online form-filling.

On Monday the Prime Minister will announce plans that he claims could save billions of pounds over four years by making dealing with the State as easy as internet banking or shopping on Amazon. Cash will also be saved on postage stamps, telephone calls and government buildings as the switch to the internet leads to the phasing out of call centres and benefit offices.

The aim is that within a year, everybody in the country should have a personalised website through which they would be able to find out about local services and do business with the Government. A unique identifier will allow citizens to apply for a place for their child at school, book a doctor’s appointment, claim benefits, get a new passport, pay council tax or register a car from their computer at home.

Over the next three years, the secure site will be expanded to allow people to interact with their children’s teachers or ask medical advice from their doctor through a government version of Facebook. But union leaders and privacy experts immediately warned that the Government’s record on IT projects was already catastrophic and there would be key concerns about privacy, data protection and fraud. In addition many elderly, disabled and undereducated people find it difficult to carry out transactions online.

Jonathan Baume, general secretary of the FDA, which represents senior civil servants, said there were some good online services, but there were huge potential difficulties. “You cannot underestimate a whole range of risk factors including upfront costs, data protection, identity theft and social exclusion, with many people already irritated by online transactions,” he said. “Roughly £12 billion of taxpayers’ money has also just been wasted on the NHS IT project and there has been a long history of government computer problems.

In an interview with The Times, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, who has been advising the Prime Minister on the digital revolution, said it was time for Whitehall to catch up with the rest of the world.

I don’t want to go to a government office to do a government thing. It should all be online,” he said. “That saves time for people and it saves money for the Government — the processing of a piece of paper and mailing it back costs many times more than it costs to process something electronically. There will come a point where you don’t need all the physical offices any more.

Government sources say Jobcentres, tax offices, DVLA local centres, passport offices and housing benefit offices will be phased out over the next decade, to be replaced by a single “digital gateway” office, where people who are uncomfortable with computers can go for advice on applying for services online.

The private sector is likely to get involved — one idea is to allow people to buy their car tax disc on Amazon or from their insurance companies. Martha Lane Fox, the dot-com entrepreneur, is also helping No 10 with the implementation of the programme.

A report by the accountant PriceWaterhouse Coopers for the Cabinet Office estimated that the Government could save £900 million a year simply by bringing those who don’t have access to the internet online – the total savings would be far bigger if those with computers could access all services online. Carrying out a telephone transaction online can save £3.30 and doing a paper and mail transaction online can save £12 each time, according to the Cabinet Office.

Mr Brown will argue that using text messages to remind people of GP appointments could reduce the £600 million annual cost of missed NHS appointments.

Although some transactions, such as filling in a self-assessment tax return can now be done online it was still too complicated, said a Downing Street source. It should be “much easier, like buying a holiday. Dealing with a Jobcentre should be like online banking. This makes public services more responsible and has huge economic benefits.”

The Department for Work and Pensions is currently redesigning the benefit payments system so that everything can be done via computer. There are also plans to issue free mobile phone applications to allow people to deal with the State. One already tells unemployed people what vacancies are available in their area.

In addition, Sir Tim is managing a project to put government data online. So far 3,000 sets of previously secret data on everything from crime to pregnancy have been made public.

One Shadow Cabinet member said that the Tories supported the plans to get government online. They have already been talking to Ms Lane Fox and Sir Tim about carrying on if they win power.

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, said: Over the last three to four years over 100,000 civil service jobs have gone with a serious impact in key areas such as tax and job centres where they have had to re-employ people in the recession due to the upsurge in unemployment. Cutting public services is not only bad for the public who use services but also the economy as we are pushing people who provide valuable services on the dole.

A tiny mention of those without computers.  A little mention of the security risks involved.  Yet absolutely no mention of the fact that tracking your thoughts and actions will simply be a case of inputting your unique ‘number’, and viola, every click and every email now available to HM Govt.

If I trusted my Government, I wouldn’t have had a second thought regarding this scheme.  But I don’t so I do.