Good, cos when the student riots got out of hand, they got criticised… now i know the bikers had no intention of getting nasty… but they were planning to try to cause traffic chaos weren’t they? Other people could have kicked it off, as they dont like like being held up on their journeys…
im sick of hearing about these stoopid protests, i couldnt give a **** about it, stop blocking all the roads up with your crappy demo!, the other week when they left the ace for a demo, one idiot blocked the whole of the oncoming traffic from the a40, didnt stop me getting through or the other cars, he soon moved out of the way, its £1 per day or thereabouts, and tbh there are some bays that are for free in central London if you can be bothered to look for them
The poster is clearly advocating a police state by calling for widespread secret police infiltration of public pressure groups - pressure groups are a recognised and valued part of the democratic process.
To remind the poster of what a police state looks like I cited two examples - East Germany and Iraq.
What part of the above do you not understand or does not make sense to you? - I’m not being patronising - just asking you to elucidate your opinion in the spirit of open and friendly discussion.
Do you have any idea how much it costs in to deploy undercover police? I don’t, but I can bet it’s a heck of a lot. So to worry that the police are going to set up a legend and get someone placed into every possible pressure group is just being well, a bit silly, I think. Any group or demonstration that has the potential to cause a threat of some sort to people going about their normal law-abiding business should be monitored. And if it cannot be done through overt means, then covert is necessary. Would you rather the police only reacts to events that have already happened, or would you rather they tried to prevent them happening at all?In my view it is not only legitimate for a democracy to use covert surveillance, but essential. The test of a democracy or a “free country” in this context is in how it ensures that there is no mis-use of such powers and that any mis-use that does occur can be called to account.
Jezzus Christ, It was a current affairs joke. Is a humour bypass a prerequisite here? (other than sexist blokey stuff?) I just give up.
It was original, I thought it up myself, I did not steal it from anywhere else.
Thats all very well but if you have been following the NTBPT issues on here you will have found that there are very mixed feelings about the whole thing. So to assume that everyone will realise that it was something you made up was a little short sighted on your part.