Monday, July 07, 2008

Different understandings of the word 'choice'

Here is an emerging bit of 'clear blue water' between Labour and the Tories.
In recent weeks, Andy Burnham - the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport - has been atoning for the mortal sin of being rude about a sainted pressure group celebrity by taking a stand against product placement, bulwarking earlier ... er 'nannying' rules on what can be advertised on children's TV.

The Tories are not impressed.


4 comments:

stephen said...

In recent weeks, Andy Burnham - the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport - has been atoning for the mortal sin of being rude about a sainted pressure group celebrity

Not quite 'mortal' as he's still a government minister. Frankly I found his creepy claim that it is the citizen's 'duty' to prove his identity whenever demanded to be far more objectionable than his silly juvenile remarks towards the Director of Liberty.

Will said...

Fucking stupid bloggertarin filth -- they come out of the fucking woodwork when you aren't looking.

Exterminate.


Just saying like.

Nee ofence like.

stephen said...

So Will, do you think it is the citizen's duty to prove his identity whenever demanded? This is not the situation at present, where statute law requires an individual to identify himself only in certain specific well defined circumstances. Such as when a constable stops a car and asks to see the driver's licence and insurance or when travelling across international borders, when a passport must be presented. Perhaps you can tell me where this 'duty' that Burnham refers to is codified?

Will said...

"...do you think it is the citizen's duty to prove his identity whenever demanded?"

No.

But bloggertarians should be locked up in gaol for their own good.