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Britain more civilised by being kinder to bad people AND an EU museum

The liberal elite like to think that they have made Britain more civilised by being kinder to bad people. 

Last week, a five year old girl was shot in the chest (she’s in hosp.) and a shop owner shot in the face by a waring gang. They were shooting at each other and a couple of innocents happen to be in the crossfire.  Where do the bad guys get guns?  Gee.  Oh yeah, they were not all adults either.

This is only one event of many but the govt. is hell bent on protecting civilians in Libya.

Here’s an interesting headline.


Migrant crime wave revealed: Foreign arrests have doubled in just THREE years

91,234 arrests by half of UK forces last year, compared with 51,899 in 2008

read all the rest

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Please always keep in mind that this place is, as I constantly remind, an island.


We can protect a mob in Benghazi, so why not a little girl in Stockwell?

By Peter Hitchens

Why does the British Government care more about protecting civilians in Libya than it does about protecting them in Britain?

In this week alone a tiny little girl and an innocent shopkeeper have been shot and badly wounded in the London suburb of Stockwell, within sight of the Palace of Westminster. They were caught in the crossfire of a gang war.

About 50 criminal gangs are said to be active in this area, and many of them are armed with guns, which our vaunted strict firearms laws have somehow failed to keep out of their hands.

And no help comes. The police sit on their fat backsides waiting for bad things to happen and then rush round too late. The courts strain to avoid sending wrongdoers to prison.

The prisons are run by the criminals, who get angry when warders try to deny them drugs and alcohol.
Ultra-violence and homicide are now so common that its perpetrators are often free after a few short years detained with a pool-table and lots of free methadone at the taxpayer’s expense.

The idea of protecting us – the civilians of Britain – with a proper patrolling police force, severe justice and the effective deterrent of the death penalty is rejected with shuddering horror by the comically misnamed Conservative Party that dominates the Government.

And such suggestions are regarded as positively wicked by the Liberal Democrats who sustain the Coalition.

HITCHENS

I’m pretty sure you will note this and find of interest. It’s one of the Mail’s editorial comments.

Lawyers’ bonanza

What a great deal it tells us about Britain that today, for the first time, we employ more lawyers than police officers.

It’s no secret why barristers and solicitors enjoyed a bonanza over the Labour years, when their numbers rocketed to 165,000.

Look no further than the enthusiasm of Tony Blair (a lawyer himself and married to another) for human rights legislation and the no-win no-fee lawsuits that have fed the compensation culture.

Revealingly, the number of solicitors employed to guide businesses through the regulatory minefield has almost trebled since 1997. Could there be any more damning testimony to the stranglehold of legal red tape on our economic recovery?

Which quite naturally brings me to ......


Denying prisoners the vote makes them “non people” says human rights chief

Denying murderers, rapists and other prisoners the vote makes them “outcasts” and damages democracy, Europe’s human rights chief said yesterday.
By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor

In a clear attack on the UK, Thomas Hammarberg said to deprive anyone of the right to vote made them a “non-person” and that prisoner still have human rights.

The European Court of Human Rights has sparked outrage in the UK after ruling that the blanket ban on prisoners voting was illegal.

The Coalition is still deciding how to abide by the ruling, which David Cameron said makes him “physically sick”.
In February MPs backed a Commons motion opposing the European ruling by 234 to 22.

In his blog, Mr Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said the court’s judgment “was not particularly popular” in the UK and that “even leading politicians stated they were appalled by the idea”.

He went on: “The South African Constitutional Court made an important point – the right to vote is special in the sense that it symbolises belonging.

“To be deprived of this right is to be declared an outcast, a non-person. That approach does not correspond to the European values of our times.”

Gerard Batten, the Ukip MEP, said: “The Commissioner seems to think that refusing prisoners, people who have raped and murdered remember, the right to vote is an insult to democracy, but seems to ignore that in the UK it is the democratic will of the people to withhold the vote from those convicted of crimes serious enough to merit incarceration”.

“He asks what the purpose of prison is? Well I can tell him what most people think it is for. It is to punish those who have broken the rules of the society in which they live.”

unedited version here

And as if that is not enough insult to the English public, who withstood the Kaiser and Hitler and Stalin and Mao’s little red book and heaven knows what else over the years. Oh yeah, the biggest threat still not defeated, liberals and bolshies here at home. As if they haven’t been bled white enough there is this.

English taxpayers will soon have to foot their share of a bill amounting to something like $30,000,000 for .... ya ready?

A Freekin EU museum

Hey, I kid you not. An EU museum.

‘House of European History’ cost estimates double to £137 million
The cost estimates for a euro-museum celebrating the EU’s “historical memory” have more than doubled to almost £137 million before work has even begun on the controversial project.

By Bruno Waterfield, Brussels

Two documents seen by The Daily Telegraph disclose that an initial pricing of £58 million for the “House of European History” project has increased by more than 90 per cent, with the costs of leasing a building, starting the exhibition and renovation soaring to £112.5 million.
A third document shows that calculations of running costs at £12 million a year are also more than 80 per cent higher than originally forecast, taking the total cost estimates to £136.5 million by the end of 2015.

The contribution of British taxpayers to the museum, created by MEPs “to cultivate the memory of European history and European unification”, will be £18.6 million at a time when many museums and galleries in Britain face painful funding cuts.

The rocketing costs have raised questions of a “conflict of interest” because the board of trustees running the project includes whoever is chairman of the European Parliament’s budget committee, the EU assembly’s spending authority.

“It defies both belief and logic that in this age of austerity MEPs have the vast sums of money to fund this grossly narcissistic project,” said Marta Andreasen, a Ukip MEP and member of the budget committee.

“Worst of all is that the chairman of the committee responsible for giving the go ahead to the project sits on its board of trustees. In any other parliament such a clear conflict of interests would not be tolerated.”

The House of European History, abbreviated to HEH in official documents, is expected to open in Brussels in 2014 with 4,800 square metres of exhibition space.
The brainchild of Hans-Gert Poettering, the German former president of the European parliament, it has been designed in an attempt to “promote an awareness of European identity”.

But the HEH has been forced to begin with an EU “year zero” of 1946 because squabbling MEPs are unable to agree on the fundamentals of history, such as the events in the Second World War.

Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at University of Kent, said that the name “museum of the Lowest Common Denominator” would be more suitable than House of History.

“The EU has adopted a political vocabulary that self-consciously seeks to distance it from the past. Instead of the real Europe with its age-old rivalries and disputed achievements we are likely to get an institution devoted to the celebration of empty values like ‘diversity’, ‘difference’ and ‘sustainability’,” he said.

Diana Wallis, a Liberal Democrat MEP and vice-president of the parliament, is the British representative on the museum’s board of trustees. She declined to comment on the project.

SOURCE


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