When Jim Flaherty was in Mike Harris's government, he suggested throwing the homeless in jail. Now the British Neoconservative government is taking this one step further. They are making it illegal to feed the homeless. Kind of like pigeons. If you don't feed them they will just go away.
THEY spent much of the run-up to the election trying shake off their image as the nasty party. But a heartless group of Tories have revealed their true colours by banning charities from running soup kitchens for the homeless. Conservative Westminster council in Central London also wants to make it an offence to sleep rough – while slashing £5million of funding to hostels.That's the trouble with this kind of conservatism, run by corporations. They have no heart and no soul. They only see dollar signs. Welcome to neoconservatism 101. This is what a Harper majority would like.
Astonishingly, town hall chiefs claimed soup kitchens only “encourage” people to sleep on the streets. Westminster council, one of the richest in the land, wants to bring in a bylaw making it an offence to “give out food for free”, punishable by fines. The twisted move blows apart David Cameron’s Big Society boast that an army of volunteers will flock to help those worse off. And it sparked a storm of criticism. Reverend Alison Tomlin of the Methodist church in Westminster said: “The proposals are nothing short of disgusting. This bylaw punishes people solely for their misfortune and belongs in a Victorian statute book, not the 21st century.”
I'm watching Al Jazeera and they just announced that Rupert Murdoch was being allowed to take over all of the British television media. And with one media David Cameron is planning on running "free" self-promotion ads.
“Broadcasting the state’s good news used to happen in the old Soviet Union. We don’t want it from Mr Cameron. “We regulate party political broadcasts for a reason. He shouldn’t be trying to get round the rules by putting pressure on broadcasters".At least they'll be free, even if they are Pravda-like. Our government has charged taxpayers $150 million for theirs.
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London School of Useful Idiots: How a cadre of Blair cronies, ex-MI6 chiefs and top dons at a top university supported Gaddafi for his millions Heartless?
Contempt for poor?
Spending so much on an election?
Rupert Murdoch (though we won't get our Fox News North because dishonest news is still illegal)
Cuts to the arts?
In bed with Libyan dictator?
Any of this sound familiar?