Tuesday, 14 February 2006

Quislings? Is that like goslings? Where's my shotgun?

by Edwin Hesselthwite

We at Little Man What Now consider it our duty and pleasure to present you with this list of names:

John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead)
Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield)
Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone)
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead)
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Ann Cryer (Keighley)
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras)
Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow)
Roger Godsiff (Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath)
John Grogan (Selby)
David Hamilton (Midlothian)
Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North)
Sian James (Swansea East)
Sadiq Khan (Tooting)
Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool Walton)
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith)
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central)
Andy Love (Edmonton)
Christine McCafferty (Calder Valley)
Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
George Mudie (Leeds East)
Chris Mullin (Sunderland South)
Gordon Prentice (Pendle)
Nick Raynsford (Greenwich & Woolwich)
Dennis Skinner (Bolsover)
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South)
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury)
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth)
David Winnick (Walsall North)

These political parasites are the MP’s personally responsible for the passing of the National Identity Card Bill and for overturning the sane and sensible amendments applied to it by the House of Lords. The list assembled above consists of those Labour MPs who rebelled against last November's Terror Bill, but supported last night's ID Card Bill.

If we assume any political consistency after overturning The Terror Bill, one would assume these politicians are opposed to fundamental attacks on our freedoms - many consider this bill a far worse infringment on our liberties - so their change of tack on this is suggestive of larger political machinations. I would like to bring particular attention to the ex-front benchers listed – Peter Kilfoyle, Michael Meacher and Frank Dobson. These politicians are almost universally linked to that old, tarnished brand – Socialism. Just take a look through their voting history for confirmation, Dennis Skinner, anyone? Socialism has a long and unpleasant history of compromising fundamental liberties for "money for the poor", and in this case you can strongly smell a deal in relation to the changes introduced last tuesday to the controversial Education Bill, a bill with which the left seem obsessed. It would be a fair bet to assume this deal was cut between Gordon Brown and leading back bencher Frank Dobson. Education bills last about 3 years before being binned by their replacement – the identity card will stay as long as government deems necessary.

So, a couple of years down the line you and I are going to be carrying documents on obligation, and a database will exist with a vast amount of information about you held by the state, almost certainly cross-referenced with the national genetic database. When you are being harassed by the fists of our new police state, please remember the name of the man personally responsible for bringing forth the new tyranny. Thank you, Frank Dobson, we are all condemned.