Some of the bastards do have a chance to redeem themselves though; if they could just raise their procine faces from the trough for a few minutes to vote against the increased detention period, then I might find it in my heart to save one or two of them from the awful fate that I have in store for the rest (at the moment, I've favouring feeding them feet first into a threshing machine, since you ask).
As The Nameless One asks, who exactly is for this legislation?
This isn't a party political issue, it is far more than that. This policy represents a fundamental attack on civil liberties in this country. It must be stopped.
But part of me wonders who actually supports this policy, other than the bitter, paranoid chumps at the head of the broken, compromised Nu Labour hierarchy. It isn't MI5. It isn't even the Labour party. And the sort of celebrities who would normally embrace any Labour policy or politician are also coming out against this policy. So what on earth do Nu Labour think they will achieve by supporting the policy? It is absolutely beyond me.
It is not so much the case that this policy should be voted down, but rather it must be voted down. Otherwise we sit and watch as our government sleepwalks towards the dystopian nightmare of the film version of V For Vendetta. Or as they re-enact McCarthyism in a way that is both anachronistic or absolutely wrong for any modern democracy.
Policy should be based on pragmatism and intelligence. Not paranoia.
Quite. Still, Iain Dale points to one bunch of authoritarian cockheads who do support it.
UPDATE: Astonishingly, ConservativeHome has declared its support for the government on 42 days.
I don't know why Iain is surprised; after all, he used to work with Tim Montgomerie. Indeed, it was whilst Montgomerie was presenting 18 Doughty Street that I first took to calling him "a total cunt". I didn't do this because Montgomerie was a shit presenter (although he was), nor because he is a loony Christian (though he is) and nor because he is a total twat (though he is that too).
No, I called him a total cunt because he defended ID cards and 90 day detentions.
In the End Of The Day Show 18DoughtyStreet on Monday, Tim Montgomerie of Conservative Home announced that he thought that ID Cards were a good idea. The man is a total fuckwit. Full marks to Iain Dale (who I like more the more that I watch him) for slapping the curly-haired cunt into the ground over both ID Cards and 90 day detentions (which Tim was also in favour of).
Tim objected to ID Cards solely on the basis that he didn't trust the government to implement it properly, which is precisely the stance that arch NuLabourite Neil Harding takes. Tim trotted out the usual fucking bollocks about ID Cards stopping fraud, illegal immigration and terrorism.
Let me just state this again: Tim Montgomerie, you are a total fuckwit of the very highest order.
Tim Montgomerie, however, is—and I know that I'm repeating myself, but I think that's it's an important point to make—a total, utter and comprehensive fuckwit. And let us not forget that this man runs Conservative Home, one of the most visited blogs in the UK blogosphere. I think that we can see the direction that Conservatives are heading. It makes one want to weep. Or throw things at the cunt.
It is therefore no surprise that Conservative Home should defend 42 days because their editor was in favour of 90 days the last time that this came round. I am not suggesting, of course, that Tim's Christianity has anything to do with the fact that this legislation will be mainly aimed at Muslims; I am not suggesting in any way that this might motivate Master Montgomerie in any way whatsoever. I can't make that clear enough.
So, for the record, let's go over this again: Tim Montgomerie, you are a paranoid, illiberal fuckwit of the very highest order. I can only hope that you and Sam Coates squirmed with embarrassment at PMQs.
I was aghast when Gordon Brown started quoting ConservativeHome's editorial in favour of 42 days this morning, and I suspect Tim and Sam will have gone a little green around the gills too.
The only reason that they will have been green is because a Labour minister quoted them, not because the measure that they support is an utterly illiberal, unnecessary and totalitarian measure. But that's because they are a pair of cunts.
However, it's a free country and if they feel so strongly they have every right to make their views clear, I suppose. It's just a pity it had to be today.
You said it, Iain. I support their right to express their views, but I most certainly support my right to call them a couple of charmless, dictatorial cunts with all of the principles of a particularly rancid weasel cock. I diskard them.
In the meantime, it seems that our government can't be entirely fucking brainless since they have learned, presumably from the EU, how the "ratchet" mechanism works. After all, once you can hold anyone for any length of time without charge, it isn't really a further assault on civil liberties, eh?
I mean, you've already surrendered the absolute principle, so 72 hours is fine, yes?
Oh, we'd like 14 days: what's that? An assault on civil liberties? Well, surely if civil liberties were so important, you wouldn't have allowed us 72 hours. After all, it's the principle that counts, eh?
Come to think of it, 28 days would be far better; yes, 28 days with the option to extend it further if a judge agrees. What? No, come on: don't pull that civil liberties schtick again; not after you let us have 14 days.
Of course, if we could just have 42 days and make the order scrutinised by Parliament, not the judges, that would be even better. Well, come on: you really cannot bleat about civil liberties at this stage...
You see? A ratchet effect: it always goes forward into more illiberal territory, and never back again.
And this whole process is pretty much applies across the whole of government; no government willingly relinquishes power. Which is why, of course, we eventually end up with bloody revolution.
And, crass, ignorant and cunting shitty that this government is, they just couldn't resist resorting to bribery, could they?
Ministers are expected to offer a last-minute compensation deal to help push through plans to extend detention of terror suspects to 42 days.
It involves compensation of £3,000 a day for those held for more than 28 days and eventually released without charge, the BBC understands.
What gets me is the absolute affrontery of this; not only are they attempting further to destroy our civil liberties but their "concession" is to attempt to bribe us with our own fucking money!
Fuck you, you thieving fucking shits; fuck you right in the ear.