Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Sexual Violence, Enslavement, Use of Child Soldiers. Just a small sample of the charges faced by Charles Taylor in the Hague. In her defence, I’m sure if they’d been serious crimes such as invasion of privacy or slander, then she’d have given her time more willingly and assisted the court in there efforts. Seemingly less concerned with seeking justice for the families of the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives at the hands of former War Lord and President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, she spent more time seeking an injunction against photographers taking her photograph outside of the court than she did assisting the process of justice within it. What a shame that such an injunction wasn’t sought and granted around the time of her birth. Naomi fu**ing who???? ….. now that would be justice
Talking bollocks is clearly not exclusive to supermodels. Bob Crow claims that Clegg and Cameron are deliberately picking a fight with the working class and that the working class must be up for it. He’s called for general and co-ordinated strike action to halt the Governments savage assault on jobs. Bob Crow is general secretary of the RMT transport union and their slogan is ’Never on our knees’. As slogans go, it seems to be just a little self centred. Anybody who travels on public transport will probably understand that Bob Crow doesn‘t give a flying shit about anybody but himself and his members. Time and again he’s willingly kicked commuters in the nuts in order to preserve tea breaks for his members.
Crow wants his words to ring out on the ‘’Millionaires Row of Clegg and Cameron’’. He claims that the government has thrown down the biggest challenge to the trade union movement since Margaret Thatcher took on the National Union of Mineworkers. I’m sure it’s true, but the Trade Union Movement now has the opportunity to either work with the government or fight against them. The coffee jar is open and Bob Crow ought to try taking a sniff. We’re no longer living in financial La La Land, this is Great Britain and our overdraft is big enough to give Sarah Ferguson a few sleepless nights. Perhaps like Arthur Scargill, Crow thinks that the only way to stand up for the rights of his members is to fight tooth and nail against the government. Maybe he’s right, but how many people can you name who currently earn their living down a coal mine?
I didn’t vote Conservative and I didn’t vote Liberal, but enough people did and I’m learning to live with what we’ve got. To be honest, I’m actually doing slightly more than ’learning to live with it’, I’m actually quite thankful. I don’t think that Cameron and Clegg have suddenly become great politicians, but the potential opposition is beginning to show it’s true colours and I’m not liking what I see.
With Gordon Brown booted out of Downing Street, the labour party had the best possible opportunity to find not only a new leader, but also a new backbone. Under Blair and Brown, Labour had lost not only it’s way, but also it’s integrity. Unfortunately, that opportunity has already been wasted. With the slightest whiff of power in the air, Abbott, Burnham, Balls and the Miliband’s have all fallen into the mode of trying to please their public. When will they learn that we’re not idiots?
‘Yes‘, there is a huge financial deficit and ‘No‘, we certainly don’t want to end up in the same situation as Greece. Listening to the leadership candidates it feels that if Labour had been elected, then the deficit would have simply disappeared of it‘s own accord. They’ve suddenly become a group of ‘Deficit Denyers’ and there really ought to be a law against that. All that we ask for is a little bit of honesty about the future and a little acceptance of responsibility for the past...... In exchange for our votes, I really don't think that it's asking for too much