Monday, October 08, 2007

Bitchin' Kitchin' multimedia

First, a couple of weeks ago, your humble Devil appeared on the Wolverhampton Radio Politics Show—the same programme on which the poor little Greek boy appeared last month (they obviously like us sweary types in the Midlands)—talking about the EU Constitution and explicitly calling Gordon Brown a liar: I haven't actually heard it myself yet but, should you so wish, you can listen to it here.

Anway, having called the Prime Minister a liar on air, I suppose that I should back it up in a concrete manner; so, here's the first in a regular feature of Liar Gordon, courtesy of Trixy.
After I wrote the piece about Brown, I thought I'd send him an e-mail about one of the issues, which I duly did:
Dear Prime Minister,

I was very interested to hear in your speech to the Labour Party Conference that 'any newcomer to Britain who is caught selling drugs or using guns will be thrown out. No-one who sells drugs to our children or uses guns has the right to stay in our country. '

I am slightly confused as to how you would do this, given that for anyone coming to this country from an EU member state, directive 2004/58/EC states that:
  1. Measures taken on grounds of public policy or public security shall comply with the principle of proportionality and shall be based exclusively on the personal conduct of the individual concerned. Previous criminal convictions shall not in themselves constitute grounds for taking such measures.

How could you then ensure that drug dealers and people who use guns and are from an EU country are thrown out when it breaks EU law, which according to a House of Lords ruling (the Factortame case, I believe) EU law is supreme to UK law?

I look forward to hearing from you, and hope you have fun at PMQs tomorrow - which is at least entertaining to watch.

Yours sincerely


Well, I have since discovered that the question was asked in Grawp's press conference today and the Prime Minister said it wasn't true.

The Prime Minister lied to the lobby press, whilst they weren sitting there in front of him. I had a look at PA to see if the transcript was up there but I can't find it, so it probably won't be considered a big story.

The Prime Minister i.e the Top servant of the people (am teaching myself Latin) thinks that's it's okay to lie to people. To stand up in front of the world and lie.

And it's not a story. What does that fucking tell you?

Well, either that journos are ignorant cowards, or that we have utterly ceased to be surprised that our politicians lie to us each and every day.

Fucking hellski.

Second, I shall be appearing on Blogger TV this evening, when we shall (hopefully) be showing some of the ridiculously amateurish footage which I shot at the UKIP Conference.

One of the pieces that I submitted was an edited interview with party leader, Nigel Farage; however, for those who are interested, here is the full, unedited version.

UPDATE: The video is now on YouTube.


Trixy said...

I hope you kept the bit with my big brown eye in it...

Henry North London 2.0 said...

Politicians lying to us?

Is the pope catholic or what?

I've known that all politicians lie when needed. They are experts at doing it too.

Tony used to put out barefaced lies on TV and after ten years of him spouting them we've been so exposed to them that we can't tell the difference.

I remember him going red on some TV program when he was told the truth about there being more managers in the NHS than Beds and he said Thats not true even though his own statistics said it was.

Why all the hue and cry.

The only thing that will stop the politicians lying is having them hooked up to polygraphs 24/7

Unknown said...

I'm going to link to this post, as I really think that it has a good message and look on UKIP. But is there any chance you could post the code for the vid?


CityUnslicker said...

really good blogger tv tonight, well done.

Anonymous said...

Where is the embed code for this?
We put a similar clip on UKIP TV but the background sound was very loud so we'd like to substitute this instead.
Good to see you at conference!

Devil's Kitchen said...

Video is now on YouTube.


Devil's Kitchen said...

City Unslicker,

Thanks. I really enjoyed the first hour: more than I have on there for ages.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Tee hee, I like it when Nige refers to "use of C-word on your blog"

knirirr said...

There was an interesting report on Radio 3 this morning:
They ran out of time before they could tell me about the pope's religious beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Chris, any footage of the policy speaches, especially law and order as I co-wrote it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this I'll link to it.

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