10 December 2005
Censorship in Blair's Britain
I pass protesters every day at Downing Street, and believe me, you name it, they protest against it. I may not like what they call me but I thank God they can. That's called freedom
Maya Evans, 25, has just been convicted under Blair's Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Her crime was to stand at the Cenotaph in Whitehall and read out the names of the soldiers that Blair sent to their deaths in Iraq. Two vanloads of filth arrived to arrest one young woman who was doing exactly what the Chimp's toy-boy said was perfectly legal.
Jack Catt, an 80 year old RAF veteran, was arrested under the Terrorism Act, 2000, for wearing an anti-Blair T-shirt. He is due up in court for this heinous offence in January.
The list goes on and on. The regime has been clever enough not to pass one sweeping measure that would suppress all dissent. The laws have been passed one at a time, but the end result is the same. You can sit at home and moan to your friends, but you cannot actively protest - at least not unless your are mob-handed and there are too many of you for the filth to take on.
If you are an 80 year old bloke or a 25 year old girl, and you are on your own, then you had better not do or say anything that could be construed as anti-regime. Of course, the people that I've mentioned seem to have plenty of bottle and may even welcome the publicity - but how many people are like that? Most, I suspect are like Charlotte Denis, 20, who was intimidated by the filth into covering up her "Bollocks to Blair" T-shirt. Faced with incidents like this, a lot of people will leave their anti-regime badges and T-shirts at home.
How much dissent has the toy-boy suppressed?