Sunday, 21 February 2010

Protest Allowed In Edinburgh Only If The Correct One

We have confidence in the Police.......... to break up our political opponents protests.. Rights and responsibilities according to

David Moxham of the STUC, which is supporting the march, said participants would be urged not to become violent even if provoked by SDL members.

"We have enormous confidence in the police, in the stewards and in our own people, so the likelihood of trouble has to be very small," he said.

Superintendent Lesley Clark said the force was confident it had "contingency plans" in place to respond promptly to any trouble.

"We have been reassuring people that while we have no reason to believe there will be any cause for concern, we will take appropriate action to deal with any anti-social behaviour and criminal activity."

This appears to include arresting people using armed Police and taking away computers.

Whethether you agree with the SDL and EDL or not, once the Government of the day starts using the Police in this way, they can do it to anybody left or right as they please.


Osama Saeed, of the Scottish Islamic Foundation and an SNP candidate for Glasgow Central, said it was a "further humiliation" for the SDL. "They only got ten minutes in the rain last November in Glasgow. They didn't even get that today."

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Eighty One Days To Go

We have eighty one days to the General Election widely predicted for May 6th, whilst we are only putting up a few candidates and endorsing a few independents on the basis that this is going to be an 'Anyone But Gordon' Election, and we are focussing our efforts on Local Elections, this is still going to cost money.

If the Cameronian Conservative Party gets in, they will need opposing just as hard as the Labour Party, if it is a hung parliament Politics will be a bit more interesting at both local and national level.

My job as treasurer is however to prepare for the upswing in political debate.

In the meantime we still need to up our donation rate, so please give generously as a member or as one of the LPUK's supporters. Monthly Standing order forms can be quickly set up to our account so please contact us at

Monday, 8 February 2010

Flight From And To The State

Over on Tom Paine's he is commenting on Mark Thomas' assertion that the UK should invade Jersey, because all of the 'Pirates' that are avoiding 'rightful' Income Tax by relocating their businesses there, or Switzerland or other non hostile business parts of the Globe. Whilst Mark Thomas is doing this tongue in cheek, it does hightlight that business is not set up in the UK to be the Milch Cow of the State, or to be unpaid Tax gatherers. The State is not an equity partner, it takes no risks in the venture it just bleeds the Cow dry. So what incentive is there to stay ?

Of all the dividend payments that were made in 2009, 25% came from just two companies, the vast bulk of dividends came from just five companies. Nu Labour has rendered the UK to be one of the most unprofitable places to do business in the world. The productive sector is just upping sticks and voting with its feet.

The Flight to the State is from older applicants rather than going on the dole, applying to University, up twenty per cent on this time last year. This is not taking into account this is an early snapshot, as the application season is no where near over. This is a laudable alternative to sitting watching Jeremy Kyle all day, as long as there is genuine education happening, not some of the more utterly useless courses on offer.

So when Blair said Education,Education,Education did he really mean as an alternative to full time unemployement in a bombed out economy ?