Our esteemed government is so busy telling us to be frightened of other races & religions that we tend to ignore what our government is actually doing.
If they are to be believed, every 5 minutes there is a threat from some fundamentalist Islamic group, then in the same breath they tell us that they respect all religions, blah, blah, blah.
We apparently are overrun with illegal immigrants (doubtful) who take up our available jobs & housing, and biometric I.D cards would definitely stop this.
People are already forging passports, driving licenses, cloning credit cards – so why would a biometric I.D stop this? To add insult to injury, WE pay for it!
And we say nothing…
And every year they bring in more draconian laws under the guise of keeping us safer.
No doubt there are some crazy people out there, but it doesn’t help when the authorities (and the media) exaggerate these issues.
Remember the lies told about weapons of mass destruction? The lies told when the Metropolitan Police shot innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station?
On the housing issue, I spent more years than I wanted to squatting in London. When I was doing this in Hackney, there were more boarded up council houses than you could shake a stick at.
All the while, councils are bleating that they don’t have enough housing stock, and the waiting lists get ever longer.
Whichever government in charge at the time tell us that there is no money in the kitty for pensions, public sector pay rises or affordable houses – while sitting pretty with gilt-edged pensions, awarding THEMSELVES above inflation pay rises, and so busy slurping from the trough they don’t see (or don’t care) about the contradiction.
The UK is supposedly of one the richest, most prosperous nations on the planet. Yet more pensioners die because they can’t afford to heat their homes, and countless other people are below the poverty line and homeless.
Yet, for all the Government’s protests about the well running dry, we still find the money for billions of pounds worth of Trident submarines, Olympic bids, etc.
Millennium Dome, anyone?
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