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Telegraph | News | Blair promises 21st century justice system to fight 21st century crime

''We are trying to fight 21st century crime - anti-social behaviour, binge drinking, organised crime - with 19th century methods, as if we still lived in the time of Dickens," he said. ''The whole of our system starts from the proposition that its duty is to protect the innocent from being wrongly convicted.
''Don't misunderstand me. That must be the duty of any criminal justice system. But surely our primary duty should be to allow law-abiding people to live in safety. It means a complete change of thinking."
He promised to extend the summary powers of police and local authorities to take on the wrong-doers, to ensure a "uniformed presence on the street in every community, and to pump more money into youth services and sport in schools to ensure that young people are taken off the streets".

The crime Tony is talking about are local neighbourhood crimes, which are exactly the sort of crimes that existed in the 19th Century. (There may be a point that international crime is very different these days.) It sounds like he is dreaming of his happy gilded youth when he was at an exclusive Private School and the oiks outside the gate knew their place and showed respect. There was a friendly copper on every beat who knew the young scallywags and gave them a clip round the ear, and sent them on their way, if he caught the stealing the Squire's apples. And why can't that happen now, eh Mrs Blair? So we end up with a proposal where the worry of convicting innocents is relegated for the greater good, for a uniformed presence on every street, re-education centres for the youth where they will be taught respect for our Dear Leader, summary justice on the street etc.; more 1930s Germany than 1950s Enid Blyton Land.

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found this website.

http://www.guardianlies.com

worth a look.

Very much 1930's Germany. I need to pick up on the Dear Leader's comments on change, I would of course not presume to quote directly, but they reminded me of something I read on one of John Ray's web sites, whom I quote below:

"And this description of a political movement as having a 'revolutionary creative will' which had 'no fixed aim, no permanency, only eternal change' "

He is of course speaking of Nazism and quoting Hitler.

Labour willintroduce more initiatives until something actually works.

Labour is experimenting with Britain. The resulting failures are for all to see.

Spiralling Crime.
Political Police.
Biased BBC.
Indoctrination Education.
Worthless Qualifications.
Immigration Invasion.
Fatally Filthy Hospitals.

etc etc etc

First the lefties destroy a system of law and order that has functioned for centuries simply because it is old and untrendy. Then they try and impose draconian laws to undo the damage they have caused.

If they weren't such a complete bunch of plonkers I'd suspect a conspiracy.

Instead I just keep getting these vivid mental images of No 10 in flames and corpses dangling from lamp posts?

RM

Labour's new policing methods were on show when they assaulted an 80 year old heckler at the Labour Conference.

Have they no shame?

Sounds like Princess Tony needs a few more reminders that a fine without conviction in court is illegal?

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