It keeps on getting better. And for once, that’s not sarcasm.
Firstly, my all time least-favourite politician has resigned. Unfortunately, everyone seems to be focussing on trivial visa applications, and not on the gob-smacking authoritarianism that was spewing forth from the Home Office while he was in charge. As I said before, I’d have rather seen him leaving under pressure from his policies rather than some personal issue. There’s a small story to be made from the slight abuse of office that might have occurred, but for all those who think it was a big deal – open your eyes. People who I know get to jump the queue for IT support from me, and if they’re an arse then the go to the end of the queue. Life’s not completely fair, it just has to be reasonably fair. It’s not like Mr Blunkett strong-armed anyone into giving a convicted mass murderer a visa and a million quid mansion after all. But his policies were wrong, wasteful, and avoiding sorting out any real problems, and I don’t think he’ll ever realise why.
In related news, it’s good to see that our courts are more sensible than our politicians. Locking people up for ever without charging them (never mind giving them a fair trial) has been deemed ‘a bad thing’. It’s quite depressing that it’s gone on for so long – I can’t take the moral high ground about Guantanamo bay when we have our very own Belmarsh. After all, the folks across the pond have been told that a military tribuneral is in the offing. Over here? Detention for the rest of their lives, with no charges brought. Disgraceful. I don’t want to see them immediately released, since I’ve no idea about their innocence, but we’ve got well established procedures to find out if somebody is guilty of a crime, and we should damn well use them.
When I’m President of the UK, I think Tony and his cronies might get some indefinite detention, with no charge, trials or suchlike, and see what they think about it.