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Vote For Change Or Vote For Gordongrad

With rumours abounding of when a General Election might be called it seems a good time to present a few salient facts about this “government”.  Regular readers will already know the kind of things I’m going to say.

The current “government” is unacceptable.  A Prime Minister the people did not vote for, seemingly given the position on the basis of some Hansie Cronje-like match fixing agreement.  Utterly distasteful and disrespectful.  It has its fair share of ministers and MPs who completely lack Clue.  Stephen Pound, Jack Straw, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Hazel Blears being examples of this stupidity.  Jacqui Smith’s replacement, Alan Johnson, isn’t much better either. Trying to spin the party line he ducks the facts about Gordongrad, formerly known as Broken Britain.

Then there’s Mandelson.  It’s quite ironic that Mandelson is an Anglicisation of the Mendelssohn family name (a large number of whom fled the totalitarian state of Nazi Germany) when he is helping to impose a totalitarian state in this country.  Not only did the “government” refuse to enforce the law over BT’s use of Phorm’s illegal surveillance technology, Mandelson is now driving the Digital Economy Bill through the Commons which will allow sanctions against people purely on the basis of allegations rather than evidence.  That is the act of a totalitarian state.  Quite why any internet user would vote Labour after its complicity in the Phorm case I don’t know.

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Online Privacy, Blogging & Twitter

It is for employers to determine whether their employees should be able to write about their jobs, not the public. It doesn’t take too much effort to put a sensible policy in place. Such a policy should include the requirement not to publicly identify individuals and not to bring the employer into disrepute if that employer has been identified in the blog. Simple and sensible standards.

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A Few Questions

Here are answers to a few questions that will tell you a little more about me and VFPJ

Why “Planet Jamie”?

One of the things I often found myself saying was “I don’t know what planet you’re on…” which I think comes from The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.  Invariably it was when someone had said or done something which suggested a lack of Clue.  Planet Jamie is where my mind starts from.

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Open Response to Jack Straw

UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw blogged about the Surveillance Society, DNA databases and civil liberties on the Blackburn Labour blog.  It’s typically vague stuff attempting to justify the DNA database but failing to address the recent European Court judgement on illegally retaining DNA samples from people not convicted of a crime.

Here’s my response to the Justice Secretary.  If you’re a regular reader then you will already know the kind of thing I’m talking about.

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Still Thinking Of Voting Labour?

This post has been coming for a while.

Regular readers will know that I am vehemently opposed to the surveillance and database states that this current Labour “government” (I use “government” in quotes because the Labour administration is unworthy of the name) is obsessed with.  I believe strongly that stupidity should not be tolerated and should be highlighted and challenged.  As this Labour “government” worships the ideas of the surveillance and database states and is demonstrably stupid in areas such as understanding the internet, much of my writings here are concentrated on those issues.

Anyone who values personal freedom and privacy should vote Conservative at the next General Election.  If you haven’t read George Orwell’s 1984 then you should.

Yes folks, crank up the Led Zeppelin classic Whole Lotta Love (used to be the countdown music on Top Of The Pops for anyone under 25 who hasn’t got a clue what I’m on about.  It’s on my playlist and air guitars are not compulsory *smile*) because here are three  reasons why I think Labour is unworthy of being in government*.  Better get yourselves a cup of tea because this is a long post:

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