Cameron’s contempt for free speech

“another Angry Voice”…..by Thomas G. Clark.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

If we judge David Cameron by his actions rather than by the noble words about “freedom of speech” and the “free press” that he used in Parliament in November 2012, it is absolutely clear that he has an attitude to press freedom more befitting a tyrannical leader of North Korea than the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


In November 2012 David Cameron bragged to parliament about how much the people of Britain can be be proud of: “the oldest democracy in the world; freedom of speech; a free press; 

frank and healthy public debate“. In the same speech he expressed concerns about 
infringing on the freedom of the press. Here’s exactly what he said:

“We should be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and a free press. In this House, which has been a bulwark of democracy for centuries, we should think very, very carefully before crossing that line.” [Hansard]

Now, you don’t have to be any kind of politics obsessive to know that when David Cameron 

says something, you should immediately begin reading between the lines to see where the 
lies are. His track record is absolutely clear. 

In light of this track record, it is probably wise to start from the default position that when David Cameron says something, assume that the opposite to be true.

There have been ample demonstrations that David Cameron’s fine words about the importance of “freedom of speech” and “press freedom” are nothing more than hot air. In this article I will briefly outline three of the most apparent.

The Gagging Law
[Main article]



Any government with the slightest regard for “freedom of speech” would certainly not have pushed through legislation designed to limit the freedom of speech of the non-profit sector, but this is precisely what Cameron’s government has done.

It is absolutely clear that the “Protection of Corporate Lobbying and Silencing of Legitimate Political Debate” legislation was designed to silence charities, religions, protest groups, community organisations and trade unions from criticising Tory party policy. Iain Duncan Smith’s angry rhetoric against the Trussell Trust food bank confirms it.

Despite the protestations of the voluntary sector that the “Gagging Bill” represents a blatant attack on their freedom of expression, and attempts by the House of Lords to unpick some of the most draconian elements of the legislation, the Tories managed to get this abomination of a bill through parliament.

The main ray of hope is that the first prosecutions against the charities/religions/protest groups that dare to ignore these new draconian laws in order to speak out against the government will attract far more attention to their causes than simply letting them alone ever would have.

The “Deregulation” Bill
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If the attempt to hide legislation designed to attack the freedom of speech of the non-profit sector in a bill ostensibly aimed at controlling corporate lobbying wasn’t sneaky enough, the Tories then tried to hide an attack on the freedom of the press in a so-called “Deregulation Bill”.

The “Deregulation Bill” is a hotch-potch of legislation covering ten different government departments which is being rushed through parliament as fast as possible. One of the most contentious parts of the bill is Clause 47 which would allow the decision to confiscate journalistic material to take place in secret courts, which is clearly an attack on the “free press“.

The Guardian
 [Main article]

The “Gagging Law” and Clause 47 of the “Deregulation” Bill are attacks on our freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, however they are quite obscure legislative efforts to undermine our freedoms. There is absolutely nothing obscure about this next example.

In July 2013 David Cameron and his goonsthreatened to shut down the Guardian newspaper and imprison their journalists overthe Edward Snowden leaks. Within the space of eight months Cameron had gone from lauding the “free press” and worrying about “crossing the Rubicon” of press censorship, to threatening to shut down one of the most famous newspapers in Britain unless they complied with his demands.

It doesn’t matter what your views on the Guardian (leftist drivel, a good newspaper or sold-out to neoliberalism long ago), the decision to send his deputy security advisor to threaten to shut them down demonstrates that all Cameron’s noble words about “freedom of speech” and the “free press” were just vapid hot air.

Conclusion:

If we judge David Cameron by his actions rather than by the noble words about “freedom of speech” and the “free press” that he used in Parliament in November 2012, it is absolutely clear that he has an attitude to press freedom more befitting a tyrannical leader of North Korea than the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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10 Responses to “Cameron’s contempt for free speech”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tap, looks like the Cameron government have been giving £150,000 of our money to the racist group Hope Not Hate.
    The http://english-passport.org/
    says they have been defrauding the VAT on hundreds of thousands of pounds.
    So each year £150,000 of our money is being used against UKIP and the English Democrats to stop free speech.
    Cameron should use his Dual Passport and leave this Country, sooner the better.

  2. sovereigntea says:

    Here is a Cameron Skeleton that should have led to his arrest years ago. Cant imagine why he would want to stifle free speech and the press can you.

    Here is as extract from one brief that contained that some extremely sensitive information such as the illegal purchase of battlefield ready nuclear bombs from South Africa, compliments of the governments of Israel and the RSA. The same report revealed how British Tax Payers money was abused when it was channeled via the private sector (a consortium of high ranking politicians) to purchase these weapons whilst UN sanctions were in place.

    It revealed the fact that many existing and past senior MP’s and senior members of the House of Lord’s benefited in a private capacity in this highly illegal – under the radar operations and how £17.7 million just so happened to end up in the Tory Party Funds in an attempt to save the neck of the Iron Lady herself…..Maggie Thatcher.

    So you may ask who were some of the “Ace Team” that pulled of this total farce. Well folks non other than our current Prime Minister, David Cameron who was only 24 at the time and still attached to the apron strings of Dear Maggie!! He was accompanied by Sir Kenneth Warren and the late Dear Dr. David Kelly was also involved……not to mention Peter Lilley MP who also had his finger in the pie, as did many other MP’s etc. Basically this means that those involved should now be in prison under the “Nuclear Explosions Act” and also serving time for massive fraud!!

    massive fraud!!

    http://eyreinternational.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/new-world-order-part-5/

  3. sovereigntea says:

    Dr. John Coleman was an MI6 British Intelligence Agent

    “The Committee of 300 is the ultimate secret society made up of an untouchable ruling class, which includes the Queen of England, the Queen of the Netherlands, the Queen of Denmark and the royal families of Europe. These aristocrats decided at the death of Queen Victoria, the matriarch of the Venetian Black Guelphs that, in order to gain world-wide control, it would be necessary for its aristocratic members to ‘go into business’ with the non-aristocratic but extremely powerful leaders of corporate business on a global scale, and so the doors to ultimate power were opened to what the Queen of England likes to refer to as ‘the commoners.’” -John Coleman.

    Some notable members of the Committee of 300 include: The British royal family, Dutch royal family, House of Hapsburg, House of Orange, Duke of Alba, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Lord Carrington, Lord Halifax, Lord Alfred Milner, John Jacob and Waldorf of the Astor Illuminati bloodline, Winston Churchill, Cecil Rhodes, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Juliana, Queen Beatrix, Queen Magreta, King Haakon of Norway, Colonel Mandel House, Aldous Huxley, John Forbes, Averill Harriman, William and McGeorge Bundy, George Bush, Prescott Bush, Henry Kissinger, J.P. Morgan, Maurice Strong, David Rockefeller, David and Evelyn Rothschild, Paul, Max and Felix Warburg, Ormsby and Al Gore, Bertrand Russell, Sir Earnest and Harry of the Oppenheimer Illuminati bloodline, Warren Buffet, Giuseppe Mazzini, Sir William Hesse, George Schultz, H.G. Wells, and Ted Turner.

    In the Committee of 300, which has a 150-year history, we have some of the most brilliant intellects assembled to form a completely totalitarian, absolutely controlled ‘new’ society only it isn’t new, having drawn most of its ideas from the Clubs of Cultus Diabolicus. It strives toward a One World Government.

    “Why should I concern myself with how many die? Even the Christian Bible says what is man that God should be mindful of him? For me men are nothing but a brain at one end and a shit factory at the other.” -Aurellio Peccei “In the case of John F. Kennedy, the assassination was carried out with great attendant publicity and with the utmost brutality to serve as a warning to world leaders not to get out of line. Pope John Paul I was quietly murdered because he was getting close to the Committee of 300 through Freemasons in the Vatican hierarchy. His successor, Pope John Paul II, was publicly humiliated as a warning to cease and desist—which he has done. As we shall see, certain Vatican leaders are today seated on the Committee of 300.” -John Coleman.

    Below is a list of the Committee of 300:

    Abdullah II, King of Jordan
    Abramovich, Roman
    Ackermann, Josef
    Adeane, Edward
    Agius, Marcus
    Ahtisaari, Martti
    Akerson, Daniel
    Albert II, King of Belgium
    Alexander, Crown Prince of
    Bush, George HW
    Cameron, David
    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
    Cardoso, Fernando Henrique
    Carington, Peter
    Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden

    Hague, William
    Kerry, John
    King, Mervyn
    Kinnock, Glenys

    Kissinger, Henry
    Michael, Prince of Kent
    Michael, King of Romania
    Miliband, David
    Miliband, Ed
    Mittal, Lakshmi
    Moreno, Glen
    Moritz, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
    Murdoch, Rupert
    Osborne, George
    Ratzinger, Joseph Alois (Pope Benedict XVI)
    Reuben, David
    Reuben, Simon
    Rhodes, William R.
    Rice, Susan
    Richard, Duke of Gloucester
    Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
    Ritblat, Sir John
    Roach, Stephen S.
    Robinson, Mary
    Rockefeller, David Jr.
    Rockefeller, David Sr.
    Rockefeller, Nicholas
    Rodríguez, Javier Echevarría
    Rogoff, Kenneth
    Roth, Jean-Pierre
    Rothschild, Jacob
    Rubenstein, David
    Rubin, Robert
    Sarkozy, Nicolas
    Sassoon, Isaac
    Sassoon, James
    Sawers, Sir Robert John
    Scardino, Marjorie
    Schwab, Klaus
    Simeon of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
    Snowe, Olympia
    Sofía, Queen of Spain
    Soros, George
    Specter, Arlen
    Stern, Ernest
    Stevenson, Dennis
    Steyer, Tom
    Stiglitz, Joseph
    Strauss-Kahn, Dominique
    Straw, Jack
    Sutherland, Peter
    Tanner, Mary
    Tedeschi, Ettore Gotti
    Thompson, Mark
    Williams, Dr Rowan
    Williams, Shirley
    Zoellick, Robert

  4. Anonymous says:

    Let me tell you something about Hope not Tate, when the spice girls were top of the pops, they approached one and asked her to speak for them she asked whats it about, they said its on anti racism, she said oh good
    i will make a speach for you, as long as i can mention the racist hate directed against Palestinians
    …..destly silence.
    she never heard any more
    they are a racist hateful bunch
    of commie bast**ds

  5. Anonymous says:

    A member of the BNP inflitrated the hope not hate and he said it wasa mossad funded evil hate org
    which good people like in the BNP should avoid

  6. Anonymous says:

    See todays item from chris spivey
    i know this man has had more shit thrown at him that most, but if you read this you will see hes not anti semitic not a poof and not a fraud

    http://chrisspivey.org/the-time-is-now/

  7. Barry White says:

    I mustn’t be understanding what a communist is going by one of the above posts

  8. Anonymous says:

    An inspirational chat? ROCKY

    Sylvester Stallone Testimony accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior. God is faithful!
    Jonel Sayson Chaneco

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh8kNHzOFZY

    HETT

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just had a look at the English Passport blog suggested by Anon 8:05.
    It seems Nick Lowles is the sole Director of Hope Not Hate, and seems an iffy character.
    Nick has been associated with the Communist Party, the Socialist Workers Party and the Labour Party. All evil to the core.
    Seems Nick runs the Labour dirty tricks department, and also gets funding from Labour Unions.
    So much for freedom of speech, the HNH claims to be a Charity.
    Yet the Government rules say Charities cannot be Political, yet HNH campaigns on a regular basis against the English Democrats and UKIP.
    Come on Government, what are you going to do about this fraud ??

  10. sovereigntea says:

    All of the isms are spoonfed ideologies – psychological constructs of the evil bastards that control us. Create two seemingly diametrically opposed groups and pit them against each other for the profit of the controllers who run both sides.

    Managing the dialectic for profit !

    The US military ( capitalists )secured the Siberian railway for the ( Communists ) during the Russian revolution. Common factor Wall St & international banking. Cold war hahaha you have been as I was scurrying around for NATO HAD ! At the height of the cold war Mig fighter parts were being made in Birmingham. The US supplied lots of bomb Uranium to the Soviets in the latter stages of WW2 and Rolls Royce supplied the MIG engines used in Korea. Rigged for profit !

    The “communist” controllers of the Soviet Union looked at the same financials as the West.

    The US military had a white star painted on their tanks and the Soviets had exactly the same but Red. Cowboys & indians Black hat white hat !

    Karl Marx “Capitalism is man exploiting man and Communism is the other way around.”

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