FALANGE CONFERENCE IN BRIGHTON
Conference hit another low.
Having refused to debate the increasing bloodbath that is Iraq, the Part's heavyweight thugs saw to silence an eighty two year old man who dared to briefly say what we all know, namely that this episode is the subject of lies from our dishoourable Government.
Here we see the brave new politics of New Labour;
1/. Deny a debate
2/. Use the thugs if anyone makes a noise.
To make things worse we had the hideous spectacle of a peace campaigner being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. If anyone wanted to know why we should be careful in the scrutiny of terrorism legislation, it is now clear. This Government is capable of using powers for other than what we were told is their purpose.
Today, we have seen a grinning apology by Mr Blair and the Defence Secretary trying to make a joke out of the thuggery of his party. Meanwhile it was noticeble that when delegates applauded Walter Wofgang, Lord Falconer and david Miliband failed to join in. But in that at least they were sincere. For we now have a conceited Government which in its monumnetal arrogance can brook no opposition. When people dare speak against it, a ruthless spin machine hammers them to the ground. It wins elections by dishonestly avoiding major issues and lying even about the total unconvincing Opposition parties. It defends its power by holding on to an electoral system that is little better than a lottery. And now it cannot cope with the briefest of heckling. How giants like Harold Wilson and Aneurin Bevan would scoff at such timidity.
The fact is that the Falange styled ruling party is now with Id cards et al a threat to our liberties. Abroad it allies itself with tyrants galore and as for Iraq, we still send young men to risk their all for the image of the pathetic men in suits whom we have endured on our television screens this week.
Surely the time has come to challenge this pathetic farce. A 'People Power' that campaigns for real democracy is needed. That is where I put my hope. In despair I find it hard to fill in my 'Electoral Registration Form.' I have had enough of tyrants and hand wringing! We need real democracy!