Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

The government so often tells us we should accept all their
new databases, that we should accept the state collecting all of our personal
data, their clarion is as always: If you have nothing to hide then you have
nothing to fear. 

It is therefore interesting to note that Jack Straw doesn’t believe
this, in fact he has called upon all Labour MP’s to back the private members
bill being promoted by David Maclean, the former Tory whip to water down the FOI Act to exclude MP's and Parliament, which is making its latest
re-appearance in the commons next Friday (18 May). 

Or does Jack Straw believe that everyone should be transparent
except him and his kind.

Despite previous devious lies undertakings in the commons that the
government was neutral on this matter, the parliamentary committee of the
Labour party – the main organising body for the 355 MPs – has sent an email
urging over 100 MPs to turn up next week when the bill is debated again to
force it through the House of Commons.

Just what do these MP’s have to hide, apart from their
expenses that is SO important that this bill keeps reappearing to be forced
through, and appears to be so out of step with Gordon Brown’s statement this
morning when he said: 

“Government must be more open and accountable to
Parliament for example in decisions about peace and war, in public appointments
and in a new ministerial code of conduct.”

We believe that MP’s who have been in the Blair government
have a lot to hide, witnessed by the jailing of the men who leaked the memo
about Blair and Bush and the bombing of the Al Jazeera offices. 

Jack Straw even had the audacity to criticize Richard
Thomas, the information commissioner, for not upholding the intention behind
the FoI Act.

Well, our view is that Richard Thomas is right, the
intention of the FoI Act is that MP’s cannot hide behind a cloak of secrecy to
do their dirty work, especially when it is at the expense of the ordinary man
in the street, with his taxes, with his freedoms and with his liberty.

Time for everyone out there to remind their MP’s THAT THEY WORK
FOR US, not the other way around. You can find and contact your MP here.




NuLab – Destroying Britain
from the inside out.



About IanPJ

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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