Monday, December 29, 2008

Are You More Intelligent Than Andy Burnham?

Okay new poll. The question is this:
How should the government stop loonies putting decapitation videos on the internet?
  • Clamp down on beheadings.
  • Clamp down on the internet.
Update: By a margin of 17 to 1 (thanks Andy), my readers are more intelligent than Andy Burnham.

4 comments:

John M Ward said...

Ooh, difficult one!

In reality, what one has to realise is that the legislation is what is wanted anyway, and it is the Minister's job to find an excuse that can be put out as a "justification". This was (and still is) the case with ID Cards, 42 days detention without charge, and all the rest of it.

Every single policy is a repressive Soviet-style one, and (as no doubt originally happened there and elsewhere with Communist regimes) has been introduced a drip at a time when there was a way to "sell" it to the public-at-large, often through fear tactics.

All very predictable...

JuliaM said...

"In reality, what one has to realise is that the legislation is what is wanted anyway..."

Indeed it is. And the main drivers are our real masters in the EU...

Obnoxio The Clown said...

This is a trick question, right?

Ross said...

It wasn't intended to be.