The U.K is a Police State now.
It became crystal clear to me this morning listening to the Today programme debate, that the
When the decision to take human life is made not by the rule of Law but as an operational decision by police forces acting alone we have a police state. The decision to issue orders to shoot suspected suicide bombers in the head, without the necessity of a clear warning, was not a matter of law made by Parliament but of an operational decision by senior police officers. It was followed up by a bald statement by Mr Blair the head of the London Police Force that others may be killed in the same way.
We are not told what Mr Blair, the politician, said to Moslem leaders, when he met with them the other day, but it seems likely they were told to get into line with him. He issued a very scary warning to judges who might stand in his way that the mood has changed in the country. He is not likely to have been softer with less powerful people.
It is true that there is to be an independent inquiry into the killing. This “Independent Inquiry by the Police Complaints Authority” is as likely to be independent as was Lord Hutton’s.
I made a joking post recently about our wonderful policemen, after one of them managed to knock George W Bush off his bike at Gleneagles. If Mr Bush is not safe from them, what chance a black person carrying a bag or wearing a coat? A Jamaican born Guardian reporter tells of being harassed by
It seems to be a crime of association to live in the same block as a bomb suspect. But then it is OK for the suspect to board a bus, but not a tube. It is a crime, apparently, to run from police in plain clothes. It is apparently OK for them to shoot you in the head, when they have you lying on the floor.
Well, we are supposed to wait for the inquiry before coming to conclusions. But we cannot have confidence in any inquiry under this Government. John Humphries said to the prime minister something like, “No one will believe you now when you tell us that you have intelligence……..and if you cannot hold our confidence then you cannot be Prime Minister, can you?” Except he can and he is, and the terrified majority will back his police state.
It is a fairytale world we live in now, it seems. Four bombers blow themselves up, causing chaos and panic in central
Mr Blair tells us that we mostly went back to sleep again after 911 woke people like him up. This
Sadly the great majority of mainstream media will continue to try to maintain Mr Blair’s fairytale version of reality as the one we officially live in.