August 28, 2009


ID Cards excuse de jour

The excuse de jour for ID Cards is changing, again. This time it is to help with with CRB checks, or why won't somebody think of the chiiiiildren! Not that CRB checks are much more than a invasive tax on voluntary work with an alarmingly high false positive rate. If a mind probe existed Labour would probably make thinking about anybody under 18 illegal as well.

August 27, 2009


The next election is going to be very very dirty. The left has run out of ideas, and when they run out of ideas they start screaming 'racist'. It is a handy way of shutting down the debate. It happened when Ken Livingstone lost. It is happening in the current froth over Dan Hannan. It is even used against rebels within their own ranks. It will happen at the next election, I can see it now.

His nose twitched, that means he is a secret racist!
He just pulled out a handkerchief and wiped his nose. He must want to wipe out cultural diversity the racist!!
He just put the handkerchief back in his pocket, that can only be code for wanting to lock up brown people without trial, forever!! RACIST!!!
What? Oh ... Labour already tried to lock up brown people forever without trial? Oh no, then that cannot be racist. It must actually have been a good thing ... to improve the cultural diversity of the prison population ... or something. But Cameron is on the right so he must actually be thinking something that really is evil, not something like locking brown people up forever without trial. Which is actually a good thing anyway.

August 26, 2009

That VAT Cut

Colour me unsurprised. Labour's big idea to save the economy by cutting VAT actually had no effect to boast spending, just as was predicted last year. Perhaps if they had cut the Job Tax (National Insurance) instead it would have actually done something by saving marginal jobs and so leading to a few less people on the dole, but then people on the dole have long been a natural source of Labour votes and they are going to need as many as they can get next year.

August 22, 2009

There is no money left

As Michael Ben-Gad, deputy head of economics at City University, so eloquently put it on Friday: "Whoever gets into government next will have to make very large cuts in services and also raise taxes. You'll end up with US levels of services and Scandinavian levels of tax."

When the Tories get in they will be cutting services, they will have to because there is no money left. So when that happens the lefties should remember that it is happening because there will be no money for services is as they had already spent it. They won't of course.

August 18, 2009

I Am The Law

Labout are have a go at the right to a fair trial, again. Labour really don't like trials, especially jury trials, and have spent most of the last decade trying to get rid of them or nobble them to make sure that they give the correct answer. The correct answer being always GUILTY. Now there is at least some resistance to giving the police the power to instantly try and convict people on the streets from another part of the establishment. It only took ten years. Quite frankly why don't they just go the whole hog and change the name of London to Megacity One?