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Poisonous Hazel Blears

Neighbourhood Watch 2.0: your tensions are being monitored | The Register

Community cohesion? You know it makes sense. Once your local community starts to get the slightest bit incoherent you're on the slippery slopes - riots, meltdown of national institutions then global revolution are only a few short steps away.

Fortunately, here in the UK we have the Department of Communities & Local Government and its useful document, Guidance for local authorities on community cohesion contingency planning and tension monitoring, to save us from ourselves. The document, described by the estimable Spyblog as "poisonous", tells how local government bodies should plan their response to growing signs of non-cohesion, and urges them to set up 'multi-agency tension monitoring groups' to spot incoming incoherence.
Which is where it gets weird. The three national indicators for cohesion, we are told, are the percentage of people who believe people from different backgrounds get on well together in their local areas; the percentage of people who feel they belong to their neighbourhood; and the percentage of people who have meaningful interactions with people from different backgrounds.
So, if you regard your house as just somewhere you live rather part of a 'community', if you hardly ever speak to your neighbours and if you're doubtful if they get on with one another either, you're at least symptomatic of The Problem, and you might even be part of it. And there you were thinking that this kind of stand-offishness was the sort of thing that made you properly British.
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has plans for people like you.

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Well, for a few days at least, the unzipped mouth of Ms Blears has managed to move itself to the top of my 'causes of tension'.

It thus out-tensions: T5 Heathrow (especially biometrics there-in), speed cameras, and that I can only get a postal vote if my signature is made small enough to fit in the box (which, of course, renders it less distinguishable - and also less distinguished).

Fortunately, for the good of mankind and our full prisons, whenever some lesser mortal or petty government official causes severe irritation, I think on the things above - and pass on my way merely uttering oaths under my breath.

Best regards

Funnily enough, I've got plans for people like her... :)

Well, for a few days at least, the unzipped mouth of Ms Blears has managed to move itself to the top of my 'causes of tension'.

It thus out-tensions: T5 Heathrow (especially biometrics there-in), speed cameras, and that I can only get a postal vote if my signature is made small enough to fit in the box (which, of course, renders it less distinguishable - and also less distinguished).

Fortunately, for the good of mankind and our full prisons, whenever some lesser mortal or petty government official causes severe irritation, I think on the things above - and pass on my way merely uttering oaths under my breath.

Best regards

Common Purpose up to their usual tricks.

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Why do they think that 'Community cohesion' can be enforced by Councils of all people? This is just another bit of brain dead control freakery which will create more 'community tensions' than it fixes. The only cure appears to be, to paraphrase the late lamented Tommy Cooper; "Lamppost, noose, Politician; Politician, noose, lamppost. Just like that! Ahahahaha!"

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