So awful has been the Jonah effect of Brown's Leadership - floods, pestilence (twice), financial instability and economic depression, bank run and bank nationalisation, war on two fronts, the steady decline of the pound, .....that it has been thought wise to have a special, two-tier military/civilian defence force against further threats.
In a statement yesterday that affirmed Mr Chamberlain's view of history, the world, and Britain's former place in it, today's Leader and UK Prime Minister pointed out how, in the good old days, instability in far-off places could be dismissed as of no real consequence to the United Kingdom.
That view has changed. Well it did so dramatically some 70 years ago, but never mind. Now, the Labour regime warns us that the problems of the world and his wife have accepted their invitation and settled in at our hearth.
Committees are being set up, advisory and academic, to co-ordinate with other committees, advisory and police/ military/ spy; reports are to be reported, and drill halls and headquarters of part time and reserve forces reviewed and centralised (oh all right, sold off). The future is to be looked into and dealt with before it even starts.
We are to be numbered, weighed, divided, identified, uploaded, and uplifted into preliminary detentions without charge for ever so long, so watch it.
A serving soldier has been appointed to oversee the looking.
On Capitalists@Work, (see Angels links), Nick Drew a former soldier, brilliantly fisks the fantasy and falsities in all their weasel words.
Arctic fronts are sweeping down from the north of England, New Labour's heartlands, carrying snow, icy rain, driven by high winds, and rendering driving extremely hazardous; ferry escapes to the Continent are being disrupted by storms and heavy seas; railway engineering works, cunningly timed to coincide with the easter holidays, are reducing the already skeletal rail service.
Jonah and his Party is reported to be well ahead with their planning and already has Whitsuntide set for floods, massive airport disruptions in the name of security, and outbursts of viral stomach infections from closing would be escapees in airports for days.
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