In a civillised democracy a member of an opposition political party would be commended for making public some embarrassing piece of information about the serving government. Information relating to the employment of an illegal immigrant at the Home Office, the Security Industry Authority giving licences to illegal immigrants or a letter from the Home Secretary to the Prime Minister saying that recession might lead to an increase in crime (claims that it may have mentioned that bears shit in the woods have yet to be confirmed).
But, of course, this isn’t a civillised democracy any more. Far from it: this is the Brownian People’s Republic of New Britain – an embryonic soviet-style police state in which the police and security services are an instrument of the ruling party and a grinning, jowly hypocrite tells us all what to do while he does the complete opposite.
The Tory MP and Immigration Spokesman, Damian Green, was arrested on Thursday night for just that though. Civil Service bosses called in the police to investigate the source of a leak in their department, Green was fingered and anti-terrorism officers swooped. His homes in Kent and London were searched and his office in Westminster was searched with the permission of Liebour MP and El Gordo’s sockpuppet, Speaker Micheal Martin.
It is the latter that has caused most concern because, unless there is an accusation of a criminal offence, Westminster is effectively off-limits to the police. MPs have parliamentary privilege which gives MPs immunity from civil offences committed inside the Palace of Westminster. The concept of parliamentary privilege is important because MPs need to be able to speak or act freely in parliament without having to worry about being sued as a result. There is also the question of privacy – the police removed files and papers from his office in parliament which may contain confidential or sensitive correspondence from his constituents.
Of course, El Gordo says that he didn’t know anything about this in advance and nor did any of his ministers. David Cameron did and so did Boris Johnson but the Prime Minister says he didn’t and the Home Secretary – the minister in charge of the police – says that she didn’t. Didn’t know, my arse. This was a parting shot from Ian Blair on his last day as head of the Met against the party he blames for his demise. Of course the Goblin King and the facist bitch, Jacqui Smith, knew about it.
The idea that an opposition MP can be arrested by anti-terrorist police, have his home and parliamentary office searched and confidential papers taken away for examination for doing his job is truly shocking and there have been the inevitable and justified drawing of parallels with George Orwell’s 1984. But it goes deeper than 1984, it’s just a small part of the whole rotten revolution. Gordo and his champagne socialist co-conspirators are creating their very own animal farm with the One Eyed Wonder of Wankistan as Napolean and Alistair Darling as his Squealer.
George Orwell was a visionary and the most ironic thing is that Orwell was a Labour Party supporter for most of his life.