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MPs feel the terror of their type of rule.

BBC NEWS | Politics | MP's fears of expenses 'suicide'
...MPs were walking around "with terror in their eyes" and likened the atmosphere to that surrounding Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts"...

Good, as they say only the guilty have anything to fear, but they are all complicit in creating a Britain where ordinary people are spied on, reported on, fined and criminalised for "innocent" mistakes. Every self-employed person lives every day in fear of the State "investigating" their business and personal circumstances. So it is excellent news that every single Member is now getting to feel just a little bit what it is like to be a subject.

Comments

Dear Tim,

As I woke this morning I had exactly that same thought - the MPs are now learning what it is like living in the "safe" serveillance society THEY have created. And they don't like it. Though I wonder if they can ever see the parallels ? No ? Thought not.

I think that THIS is the reason the troughgate still has such strong legs, it is more about how they have perverted once great British "freedoms from" into "Watch it, we are watching you".

When I woke and looked at my watch, it was 06.59. The exact time of your excellent post !

Alan Douglas

Dear Tim,

As I woke this morning I had exactly that same thought - the MPs are now learning what it is like living in the "safe" serveillance society THEY have created. And they don't like it. Though I wonder if they can ever see the parallels ? No ? Thought not.

I think that THIS is the reason the troughgate still has such strong legs, it is more about how they have perverted once great British "freedoms from" into "Watch it, we are watching you".

When I woke and looked at my watch, it was 06.59. The exact time of your excellent post !

Alan Douglas

Just seen the Libertas video. I assume you support them as they are on your blog.

Libertas like the three major parties in this country support the EU. Like the Conservative Party they seem to want some changes but our continued membership is implied.

I would like us to leave the EU as the disadvantages of our membership far outweighs any benefits we get from it. Therefore I will not vote for a party that wants to keep us in or refuses a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty ratified or not. I was going to vote for UKIP, reluctantly, as I did not like some of the stories about the antics of their MEPs. Seeing the video has almost persuaded me to vote BNP.

However, it is almost worth having a good result for UKIP at the Euro elections if it leads to an early general election and a referendum on Lisbon.

Libertas is not the answer.

If you have nothing to hide...

Like fat white grubs, exposed by upturning a rock, writhing in the sunlight.

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