Liam Byrne MP, Question Time, 21st January 2010.
"One our oldest traditions in this country is that an Englishman's home is his castle, or whatever the modern PC way of saying that is".
I'm sorry but this is just ridiculous:
A West Yorkshire hospital has banned visitors from cooing at new-born babies over fears their human rights are being breached...[...]...Debbie Lawson, neo-natal manager at the hospital's special care baby unit, said: "Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me."
They may be just like you love but they ain't just like me. I don't shit and puke all day. Having said that, if you rub my tummy milk bubbles come out of my mouth. I know, I'm as surprised as you are!
Whatever next; babies burning their huggies?
Snafu wonders why
just two complainants lead to a Parish Council being obliged to remove signs marking a park known as "Hitler's Walk"?
Having said that I was a little shocked to see the brickwork on this vacant pub building in Ladywood, Vancouver Island.
Just down the road from that building was the Canadian Royal Legion, and on its wall was a plaque commemorating all those from Ladysmith that gave their lives defeating the Nazis.
I would be against removing those swastickas and the Hitler sign. I guess the rationale for getting rid of them would be 'out of sight, out of mind' but in a world where ethnic cleansers like Saddam Hussien and Robert Mugabe still live and breathe, maybe we should be reminded of such things.
The BBC reports that:
Police in Nottinghamshire are being given green ribbons to show solidarity with the Muslim community after a rise in racist attacks.
Hmmm...I was under the impression that Islam was a religion rather than a race, but anyway...
Rod Little in the Times writes:
Green is the colour of Islam, of course. It is also the traditional colour of Sinn Fein/IRA. When London was being blown to bits by the republicans, one could buy a green ribbon to show solidarity with their noble aims.
So, in a sense, the £2,000 of public funds that was authorised by Nottinghamshire’s top policeman is indeed money well spent: his officers will be showing solidarity with not just one but two communities.
I suppose some people might find it a little sinister that the politically neutral police should have started making such a public declaration of allegiance. If you were gay, for example, you might wonder if the green ribbon meant that the entire police force supported Islam’s rigorous approach to homosexuality. Perhaps Green should order some pink ribbons for his men, just to clear up the matter. You can wear ribbons today to assert your affection or opposition to anything.
Sir Robert Peel's Nine Principles of Policing is quite clear on this issue:
"Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law."
Clearly the police need to stop pandering to this one small section of society (ie. stop this multicultural bullshit).
This story comes hot on the heels of Bedfordshire Police releasing guidelines on how to raid a Muslim house sensitively - officers should remove their shoes and not bring dogs into the house!
All this is very sad. England has a long history of individualism and tolerance that is being threatened by giving rights, not to the individual, but to the group. It's called multiculturalism folks.
On a related subject I noticed that Edmonton's listings magazine See had the following extract in its news roundup:
Britain's transportation police tells the Daily Mail that his officers will use racial profiling to identify and search terrorist suspects. Ian Johnston says his officers won't "waste time searching old white ladies," and said searches on Middle Eastern and Asian males "is common sense". Two days later after international outrage, the British government announces police must refrain from racial profiling.
You know it's come to something when Canadians view our politically correct antics with incredulity. Funny though, that racial profiling by British police to counter terrorism is wrong, but British police wearing ribbons to pander to the sensibilities of a religious group from whose ranks the terrorists sprang is apparently worth spending our taxes on.