N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28846 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
Honestly, was such a massive dude needed to remove the guy? I mean, he is in his 80s and escaped Nazi Germany. He has every right to criticize Jack Straw for making that absolutely disgusting analogy. As far as the "terrorism" act goes, it just goes to show why countries need Constitutions and need to defend them (the UK has none)
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
I note that they are suggesting a twenty year limit to the law, which would cover the bit where pretty much all the present cabinet were at university making speeches applauding the P.L.O. and A.N.C. whilst wearing che guevara t-shirts!
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
Is it me or do the links in Reply 9 not work? The first one took me to the home page of Airliners.net!
At the rate the Labour Party is going, soon it will be an offence under the Terrorism Act in the UK to vote for any party other than Labour.
I am in Brighton now and the centre of the town has been turned into a fortress. Part of the seafront is closed off, as are the areas around the venues, resulting in a gridlock in the town's traffic as vehicles are forced to seek alternative routes on roads that are already congested without the diversions. The locals do not want the party conferences taking place here. The Press says it brings in money to the local trade but that is cobbles. Hotels are forced to offer delegates heavily discounted rates, on which they can barely break even. I was speaking to a manager of one of the conference hotels who said that they loose money during the conferences. Delegates moan about prices of drinks and meals in local bars and restaurants, so many are forced to reduce prices for the duration of the conferences. The main venues are hired out to the Labour Party without charge, so the council taxpayers are footing the bills. Then there is the cost of policing and the interruptions to daily life - I was stopped and searched by an armed police officer before I could go to the shopping precinct. On top of this, many people avoid going into the town centre whilst the conference is ongoing so what business they might gain from the conference delegates, who are in any event tight fisted, is offset by the loss of local trade.
Why cannot the conferences take place at a University or some country location, so the inconvenience is kept to a minimum?
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."