Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ashamed to be British/Happy Christmas from your political parties

What a day to be British eh?

Firstly it is announced 'we' are considering giving prisoners the right to vote. According to the EU, its against their human rights.

Fuck those who've human rights they've trampled to get themselves incarcerated in the first place.

Then our beloved war crminal leader is questioned by police as a WITNESS in the cash for honours probe.

Then the Serious Fraud Office cave in to Saudi pressure and end a probe into potentially criminal business practices (bribery & corrpution).

What a joke.

If you are still proud to be British after a day like today, I want to know why. Is this what previous generations fought and died for?

What a disgrace.

3 comments:

jailhouselawyer said...

Yes, it is shameful that it has taken this long for the government to put this issue on the political agenda. The human rights of prisoners should be protected because they are the most vulnerable group in society.

The human rights of victims are a separate issue, and it does not help to allow emotions to cloud the issue.

Matt said...

Prisoners don't deserve human rights. They should only be guaranteed one right: the right to an appeal.

uk-events said...

>The human rights of prisoners should be protected because they are the most vulnerable group in society.

I'd suggest those who are affected by the actions of those in prison are often considerably more vulnerable.

I'll not contest that in some cases sympathy and assistance is essential but lets not forget that responsibility for our own actions is key to existing within our society. Furthermore, having grown up in one of the most socially, economically and culturally deprived areas of this country through the Thatcher era, I'm well aware of the factors influencing crime.

I still do not think that convicted prisoners should be given the right to participate in elections.

If they would like to exercise the rights that go with a democratic society they should also demonstrate the responsibilities that go with it.

>The human rights of victims are a separate issue, and it does not help to allow emotions to cloud the issue.

They are indeed. I will not dispute this. To me and most other people in this country they quite rightly come very much higher up the agenda than those of prisoners.