"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "


Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009


""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."


Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Thursday, September 28, 2006

John Reid has problems with the English language

"This is Britain. There are no, and there will be no, 'no-go areas' in our country for any of our people. We will go where we please, we will discuss what we like and we will never be brow-beaten by bullies."

John Reid. Prime Minister in Waiting. Manchester.28th September 2006.

no-go area Noun ,an area of a city, etc, to which normal access is prevented, eg because it is controlled by one of the groups involved in an armed conflict or civil war. Chambers on Line Dictionary

This is the Peace Line at Cupar Way, separating the Falls from the Shankill in Belfast. It was built by the State to protect the Citizens of West Belfast from harming each other . It now symbolises Belfast, itself a divided city. Over the years It has become taller and longer. Most people living in those areas prefer the wall to remain as there still remains a cultural difference and at times throughout the year of high tension among the population, it still serves to protect.

Peace Line tours will arrange a trip for you.

Please Mr Reid, can we now discuss what the fuck our troops are doing in , Iraq and Afghanistan, and why you want to upgrade the Vanguard submarines and their US owned Multiple Re-entry Independently guided nuclear (48 x 100 Kilotons) Trident II D5 Missiles at a cost of £29Bn. up to 2020 ? Go here for the "open debate" he promised.

2 comments:

sam_m said...

Tsk. He's not yet PM and he's no longer N.Ireland or Defence Sec.

In the same speech, in his role as Home Sec he said "And let's be clear. It cannot be right that the rights of an individual suspected terrorist be placed above the rights, life and limb of the British people. It's wrong. Full stop. No ifs, no buts. It's just plain wrong."

As the tally on suspected terrorists now runs at one innocent man slain and another innocent seriously wounded, how much longer before Reid declares "Every bullet that now comes out of the barrel of a police pistol is my bullet."

Apprentice said...

It doesn't take civil war to create no go areas. Vast chunks of our towns, or cities, and our countryside are now privatised spaces. Many city streets are no longer accessible for any other purpose than shopping, policed and surveyed and monitored, constantly. And I can't recall how much, but a huge amount of land in some of our most beautiful places is in regular military use: the Yorshire Dales, the Northumbroan coast, vast tracts of Wales and Scotland. Oh and there's the USAF and the NSA: Menwith, Fairford, Croughton, 50 or so US military complexes, hidden, closed, privatised, militarised and offlimits.

D'you think he knows?

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish