Sunday, August 20, 2006

We're Just Lucky He Wasn't Holding An Inflatable 747 While He Gave His Speech

If you want to know what’s wrong with British politics, just consider this week’s exchanges on counter-terrorism. Labour’s position is ludicrous, boiling down as it does to stating that terrorism is such an important topic, we shouldn’t debate it. This proposition is so insane that it would seem indefensible, but Cameron almost manages to make it sound reasonable.

David Camerons’ greatest talent is that no matter how low Nu Lab sets the limbo bar for political debate, Cameron manages to bring it down just that little bit further. Consider the substance of Cameron’s latest intervention. Or rather the lack thereof.

Cameron urges a clamp down on Islamic fundamentalists, and to this end he wants to repeal the Human Rights Act. Good so far, except he wants to replace it with a Bill of Rights, huh ? Ah yes, bottom line: whatever laws Parliament passes, we’ll still be bound by 8744 European conventions and the like. Call it a Human Rights Act, a Bill of Rights, a Scumbag Entitlement Act (my choice) or whatever, we’ll still be right where we are now, until our MPs do the job they’re paid for and start making our laws instead of outsourcing to a load of Eurotrash Liberals.

Cameron’s next Big Idea is even worse. He wants to make wiretap evidence admissible in court. What’s wrong with that ? Simple: take an activist judge, mix with moonbat lawyers and stir in the rules on disclosure and what we’ll have is either the security services forced to give a step-by-step guide to surveillance techniques, or the case thrown out.

Still, he has one more idea: spend more cash – hardly a revolutionary idea from an opposition party – but doesn’t know exactly what on. We’ll carpet bomb the Home Office with money and hope some hits a useful program.

Cameron’s intervention is quite literally pointless. He has injected himself in the debate merely to make noise and stir trouble. Hey – normally I’m all for Ya Boo politics, but we’re at war. Lunatics are plotting to bring down airliners but the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition can’t see beyond a cheap sound bite. I think this movie sums it up well:

Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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