Down in Brighton for Labour Party Conference one thing that was noticeable was the large amounts of alcohol consumed over the weekend—and not just by the conference delegates.
Most people are responsible users and are able to have a few drinks and enjoy themselves without causing damage to either others or the local environment.
Yes, that's true, John; that's absolutely true. But why do I think that there is going to be a "but" on its way...? Oh yes, because you're a fucking socialist.
However, not all drinkers and users of other substances are able to handle their use of booze in such a responsible manner. At weekends, most A&E departments house those suffering from alcohol poisoning, assaults and drink related accidents. It takes much needed resources from the NHS which could be used for other purposes.
Um, yes... And? These people have all paid their NICs and, as far as they are concerned, it is their "right" to use and abuse the health service.
If you made people pay money to insurance companies instead, they would be discouraged from getting into such states because their health premiums would go up. Do you see, John?
Unfortunately, I don't think that you are going to advocate that only those who actually cost the system money should pay extra, are you?
Prohibition of alcohol, like any other drug, does not work. It was tried in the 1920s in the US and resulted in making the likes of Al Capone rich men.
Note that John does not stress the point that it is none of his fucking business what I put in my body as long as I do not infringe on the rights of others...
But now, brace yourself, dear readers, for one of the most stupid and illiberal ideas ever floated—even by a Labour politician...
One possible solution could be an entitlement card that people would carry and swipe when every time they buy Alcohol or Tobacco and record their usage. Is that too radical? I don't think so. For a long time the Government have controlled motorists with a system of licences where people enjoy the right and freedom to drive—as long as they conform to certain rules.
Oh, this is going to be a fucking doozy, isn't it?
Yes, motorists have to carry a licence and the reason for that is that not knowing how to drive a couple of tons of metal at 60 miles per hour will cause some harm to other people.
It is not supposed to be a method whereby "the Government have controlled motorists", but about sensible precautions to stop innocent people being damaged.
With the card, people who got into trouble for, say, minor crimes or drunk and disorderly conduct in public would receive a fixed penalty notice and 3 points on their entitlement card with points disappearing over time for in the same way works on driving licences.
More serious offences would result in endorsements on the entitlement card and the cardholder would not be able to purchase alcohol, tobacco or other drugs available for sale through the entitlement card scheme.
You stupid, illiberal fuckwit—where the hell do I start with this particular piece of shit? This idea is so unpleasant that I am surprised that even you had the gall to suggest it.
First, drinking to excess is not a fucking crime and nor should it be. I have spent the last fifteen years drinking to excess—frequently—and I have never cost the NHS a fucking penny. Nor have I beaten anyone up or vomited in the street.
Second, this is a gross invasion of personal privacy.
Third, it would be hugely expensive and wouldn't work. Are you going to have scanners in every fucking shop that sells booze? Seriously?
Fourth, this is a gross invasion of personal privacy.
Fifth, we have a whole range of laws to control people's behaviour when drunk, such as drunk and disorderly, etc. Why don't you try advocating the enforcement of the laws that we already have, you fucknuts?
Sixth, this really is a massive invasion of personal privacy.
Seventh, what the fucking fuck are you on?
So who the hell is this John Cowan anyway? To propose such a fucking wank idea he must be some loose-cannon maverick, right? Wrong.
John Cowan is Labour's Parliamentary candidate in South East Cambridgeshire. John is also a member of the Labour East Regional Board and a Local Councillor. He has worked for seven years as Chief Executive of a Sports Marketing Company, dealing with racing drivers and teams at all levels of motorsport up to and including Formula 1. He has passion for innovative engineering solutions and very strong commitment to the UK's ecomonic development as a World Leader in modern manufacturing. John is a trustee of the charity Norfolk Rural Community Council.
Yep, this turd is part of the Labour establishment: this is the true face of the Labour Party—kneejerk authoritarianism and disgusting disregard for personal freedom.
Luckily, the good people of Cambridgeshire seem to regard him as a bit of a cunt too.
Conservative Party candidate Eloise Ellis of 26 Sycamore Way, Diss, has been elected to serve the Diss Ward, in a by-election which took place on Friday 27th June 2008.
The turnout was 33.4%.
The votes cast for each candidate were as follows:
John Cowan (Labour Party) 63 votes (3.4%)
Eloise Ellis (Conservative) 1041 votes (55.6%)
Trevor Wenman (Liberal Democrat Party) 768 votes (41%)
Total: 1880 votes (100%)
Just to put that in perspective, when LPUK stood in our first ever council election—with no massive Labour Party-style money or machine behind our candidate—we got more than double that score. That's how shit John Cowan is.
And articles like this one underline just why the man got so few votes: it's because he is a stinking fascist shitbag and I hope that he drowns—in a bizarre prune-related accident—in a bucket of his own shit.