Brown and Blair move towards dictatorship – Updated

I wrote a few
weeks ago about how Gordon Brown was consolidating
his hold on Government. How the whole of Government will be centred around the
Treasury and the non ministerial executive agency the HMRC, which now has the
most far reaching draconian powers ever seen in British history.

Gordon has now revealed
how he will take that further. Upon taking over in No.10, he will abolish the
Department of Trade & Industry and transfer responsibilities for companies
to a beefed-up Treasury. 

The lesser trade
functions of the DTI will be moved to the Foreign Office while its energy
responsibilities will be transferred to the Dept for the Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs.

All remaining
policy issues covering financial reporting, corporate governance, company law,
competitiveness and what's left of industrial sponsorship, currently looked
after by the DTI, will move across to the Treasury. 

His plans are now
being openly discussed by ministers. Whether Alistair Darling, current Trade
Secretary, gets to join his civil servants at the Treasury – he is a favourite
to be Brown's first Chancellor – is another story.

The net tightens,
the power is being consolidated, real power. And when Tony Blair abolishes the
Privy Council as reported yesterday,
breaking the link between Queen and State, then Gordon will become The Dictator.


 UPDATED 13/3/07 – Well, Tony Blair did it!!. Reported by the Daily Mail

On Wednesday, practically in secret, the Prime Minister abolished the
Privy Council office. The move was scarcely reported – and not even
announced in the Commons.

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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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