Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Neil Harding: fucking stupid

Neil Harding: The Mouth of NuLabourNeil Harding: the Mouth of NuLabour.

Thanks to Longrider, who has written a good post on this, I have been induced to visit the blog of NuLabour mouthpiece, Neil Harding. As usual, I wish that I hadn't.

It seems that Neil's lapdog tendencies have bubbled over into undying love for our lying tosspot of a premier.
It terms of low level punishment for low level crimes, it is BETTER to punish the innocent than to let the guilty go free.

Being innocent and getting a 100 pound fine is not the end of the world. Dishing out fast and proportionate punishment to the guilty benefits us all by lessening the chance of them progressing to worse crimes.

What can I possibly say? Where to start when confronted with such an incredibly stupid proposition. It's not as though I am surprised; after all, this is the guy who has a post entitled New Labour has been good for our civil liberties.

Considering Neil's tendency to bang on about the poor and disadvantaged, I can't believe that he really thinks that £100 is a negligible amount of money. It's not. I, for one, haven't got it.

Besides, if it is a negligible amount of money, then how is it going to act as a deterrent to offending? I mean, I assume that that is why he'd want this introduced; don't act in this way, or you will suffer a fine. That's the point, isn't it?

Tell you what, Neil; why don't we just charge everybody in the country a £100 deposit as a guarantee of good behaviour. If you haven't misbehaved by the time you are dead, then the deposit is returned (so that it can count towards the death duty probate and taxed at 40%). Why not do that, eh? You fuckwit.

One can hardly claim to be surprised though: after all, Neil is the author of this little gem.
Remember in 6 years time when the Olympics are a massive success, that you heard it here first. I just hope it won't be a Tory government taking the credit for all the hard work and long term foresight of Livingstone and this Labour government.

I imagine that the Tories—including Tory MP Olympic bid leader, Seb Coe—will distance themselves from this project as much as possible, because if it is on time and on budget it will be a first for a government project, and I will actually eat any hats that I can find.
There is also going to be a fantastic legacy from the games because Livingstone has committed 10 million pounds a year after the Olympics to keep the facilities well used, which will attract further international events and keep the facilities available for the local communities.

Well, that's really nice since it is the local community that will be paying for it through their Council Tax.
There is also going to plenty of low cost housing and 10 billion pounds of investment in London's transport infrastructure.

Is this magic money, Neil? Or are we all going to end up paying for Red Ken's grandiose scheme? I wonder which it is...
The Tories opposed the Olympic bid.

They've had precious little going for them recently, so I suppose it is nice to have one thing chalked up in their favour.

This abject, fawning paragraph was the bit that really got me though.
This country is improving all the time under a Labour government. Only Labour could have delivered the Olympic games. Lets not be fooled by Cameron and his image tricks. It was miserable living under the Tories and this country was going backwards. Lets [sic] not forget that. We live in a great country and things are improving all the time. We need to prevent the Tories ever ruling this country with a minority of the vote. We need majority government and democracy. Any party that can win a majority of the vote deserves to rule the country. I don't believe the Tories current philosophy of misery could ever win a majority. Lets [sic] have democracy and PR and lock in Labour's achievements for ever.

Just read that, and weep. This is a man who is simply unable to think for himself, a man who is living proof that brainwashing is a reality. A "majority of the vote"? Lest you forget, Neil, Labour won power with less that 21% of the eligible voters of this country. In England, more people voted for the Conservatives than voted for Labour; is that a "majority government"? Is that democracy? No.
Lets [sic] have democracy and PR and lock in Labour's achievements for ever.

Does anyone else find this line particularly disturbing? He is basically saying: let Labour rule forever! Go forward into the new Reich! Heil Toni! Heil NuLabour! The glorious Party will rule forever!

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." George Orwell, 1984.

Neil Harding: fucking stupid.

12 comments:

Longrider said...

Can I have my wooden spoon now?

chris said...

To give Mr Harding rather more than he is due the things he pointed out where good for civil liberties. It is just that everything else that New Labour has done, e.g. presumption of guilt, is so much bigger and deeper that these minor good points are completely overwhelmed. Even Mussillini managed to get one train to run on time, but he (Like New Labour) was still Fascist.

pip said...

This fuckwit has such a warped take on reality that I'm surprised he isn't working for Gorgeous George. BTW couldn't some dumb arse licker at Millbank have thought up a more apt title for the Bliar's new agenda, i.e. one that didn't big up GG's party?

chris said...

Satan on a stick I just read the Harding post. Drivel, the guy really is a twat. I take back any and all good things that I may ever have even implied about Commisar Harding.

michael the tubthumper said...

i hadn't come across this twat before and i will be doubly determined not to now.

MatGB said...

I only seem to come across his blog when he posts something stupid, at which point DK or someone highlights it, and I go visit.

Which means I think I go there every 2 weeks or so? Something like that. He comments around other blogs on occasions. Sometimes, he says something that isn't stupid. Blindingly obvious, yes, but not stupid.

Ah well. I might subscribe to his feed, just for light relief. Actually, no.

Pete in Dunbar said...

You'll only get your blood pressure up. I think that if Blair announced that eating babies was a good thing, Neil would be straight online showing his support.

By the way, is his site kind of broken in Firefox? All the links on the right-hand side look about 2px high to me. Some links have ten [small] tags. Priceless design.

Neil Harding said...

Thanks for the praise guys. Just want to point out, I never said 100 quid was negligible, just not the end of the world.

Also how innocent is someone likely to be who can't give a reason for walking around with 10 grand at 2am in an industrial estate? If you are going to do that and not have a decent excuse, you deserve punishment. See my new post answering some fo the other points here.

Does DK think spending 10 billion on London's transport and housing infrastructure is a bad thing? It seems he does.

DK, is right about one thing though, Labour DO NOT have a mandate to rule, which is why we need PR.

Longrider said...

This 10 grand thing seems to keep rumbling away. Let's put it to bed, shall we? if I'm daft enough to be walking about with that amount of cash on me; well, that's my business. If asked - even by the police, my response would be to remind them that as a law abiding citizen, I am under no obligation to explain anything to anyone. If they have evidence sufficient to have cause to suspect me of a crime, then arrest me and charge me, or let me be on my way. The assumption that such behaviour is automatically an indication of guilt is wholly wrong - and, there is no reason why any of us should have to justify our behaviour to the state.

If you see this as somewhat belligerent, you'd be right. It is a direct response to the PM's behaviour. It's an old but true adage; behaviour begats behaviour. Blair has earned my contempt, not my respect. This is because he has behaved in a contemptible manner. Respect is earned and this agenda is a long way from being remotely respectable.

The Remittance Man said...

23 comments on Neil's site. 21 against and the author of the 2 comments for?

Wait for it.............Neil

Just about sums it up doesn't it.

RM

Tom Paine said...

I once walked down a London street with a banker's draft (cash equivalent) for 75 million pounds in my pocket. I confess I felt a bit nervous about it, but I was more worried about muggers than policemen.

I would have been very surprised to have been asked by a constable to explain why I had it. I would also have had to decline to answer on grounds of client confidentiality (I am a lawyer).

According to Mr. Harding, I should have been deemed guilty of something or other. What is he smoking? What are all the NuLabour supporters smoking? Is he going to somehow enact a law that differentiates between respectable people and chavs in possession of dosh? Wouldn't that be class war of a most unusual kind for a leftie?

NuLabour said...

Isn't a week a long time in politics ?

£10,000 in cash was mentioned during Tony Blair's "respect" press conference.

However, only a week earlier:

Blair's bid to target drug crime

"He wants to lower from £5,000 to £1,000 the minimum amount of money or assets police can seize from criminals - even if they have not been convicted."

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