Sunday, 21 February 2010

A Second Look

Found this on the Tinterweb...

Ballot Boxes interfered with

Voting registers go missing

The Police can kill innocent people and get away with it

The state can kill people and get away with it

You can be put in prison for 42 days on pure suspicion

You can be put in prison indefinitely on the word of a politician

The State can torture people

Your children are monitored at School by Political Officers

Their behaviour is logged on a State database for their entire lives

Your innocent fingerprints, iris scans and biometrics are held by the State

You do not have the right to remain silent

You are watched on 4 million CCTV cameras

You may not photograph the Police

The media is controlled by the State

You do not have the right to protest peacefully

Curfews exist for entire communities

Your travel movements are logged and monitored

Who you vote for is logged and monitored

Your shopping habits are studied and logged by the State

Your emails and telephone conversations are recorded by the State

Your passport can be withdrawn at the whim of the State

Government agencies can use lie detector tests on you.

£22,500 of debt for every child born in Britain

111 tax rises from a government that promised no tax rises at all

The longest national tax code in the world

100,000 million pounds drained from British pension funds

Gun crime up 57%

Violent crime up 70%

The highest proportion of children living in workless households anywhere in Europe

The number of pensioners living in poverty up by 100,000

The lowest level of social mobility in the developed world

The only G7 country with no growth this year

One in six young people neither earning nor learning

5 million people on out-of-work benefits

Missing the target of halving child poverty

Cancer survival rates among the worst in Europe

Hospital-acquired infections killing nearly three times as many people as are killed on the roads

Falling from 4th to 13th in the world competitiveness league

Falling from 8th to 24th in the world education rankings in maths

Falling from 7th to 17th in the rankings in literacy

The police spending more time on paperwork than on the beat

Fatal stabbings at an all-time high

Prisoners released without serving their sentences

Foreign prisoners released and never deported

7 million people without an NHS dentist

Small business taxes going up

Business taxes raised from among the lowest to among the highest in Europe

Tax rises for working people set for after the election

The 10p tax rate abolished

The ludicrous promise to have ended boom and bust

Our gold reserves sold for a quarter of their worth

Our armed forces overstretched and under-supplied

Profitable post offices closed against their will

One of the highest rates of family breakdown in Europe

The ‘Golden Rule’ on borrowing abandoned because it didn’t fit

Police inspectors in 10 Downing Street

Dossiers that were dodgy

Mandelson resigning the first time

Mandelson resigning the second time

Mandelson coming back for a third time

Bad news buried

Personal details lost

An election bottled

A referendum denied - Not such a nice second look.


  1. Yes, that list about said it all.
    Brown said take a second look.
    Looks worse than the first look, in my opinion!

  2. Then we have all the legislation that's been quietly put through without any debate. Too many to mention.