Monday, February 5, 2007

DD Says "NO2ID"

David Davis has written to the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell, giving formal notice that an incoming Conservative administration will scrap ID Cards. He has also written to all the major contractors* warning them of the same.
Guido said, at the time Basher negotiated the delay in the political decision-making watershed on ID-cards until after the election, that is was clever tactics. ID-cards may be popular in some quarters, but one section of the population is 101% opposed to ID-cards. LibDem activists.

Come election time the LibDems will be shoulder-to-shoulder with the Tories on an issue that emphasises their shared ideological belief in the fundamental primacy of individual liberty against state power. New Labour’s authoritarians will be the common enemy.

*So all those donations to the Sith will have been wasted.

Contracts on Politicians

No not the kind that go bang, the kind that politicians sign. There is some controversy in Belfast over the DUP’s insistence on candidates signing a contract which includes a pre-emptive signed letter of resignation and pre-agreement to potential fines of £20,000 for breaching party discipline.

Why would anyone want to vote for a contracturally agreed party line robot? Three line whips and such-like force politicians to abandon any pretence at independent thought. We need less party discipline and more free thinking from our politicians.

Guy News TV : Web 2.0 in 5 Mins

Hat-tip : Guardian Technology Blog

Web 2.0 in 5 Minutes

Gordon Lunched With Murdoch at the Connaught Last Week

Could that be why The Times has turned into The Gordon?

Incidentally, the re-design of the Times’ website today crashed the site this morning.

Blogging Will Be Light this Morning

Friday was very, very messy. Recovered all day Saturday, only to over-enjoy myself Sunday when Ireland gave Wales a kicking. Need more coffee. Comments also got out of control with too much political debate and ranting requiring deletion. This isn’t Comment is Free you know.

Seen Elsewhere

Redwood Exposes Constitutional Vandalism | Nick Wood
No Campaign Has Been Inept | Mail
PM Faces Friday Bloodbath | Mail
Will Miliband Bottle English Devolution? | Mary Riddell
Why Pollsters Could Be Wrong | John McDermott
Cameron Faces Vote of No Confidence or Rebellion | FT
Cameron Faces Revolt Over ‘Vow’ | Sun
It’s Time to Speak for England | John Redwood
It Was Me Who Taped Howard Flight | John Woodcock
Indy Editor: We Will Stay Afloat | Press Gazette
English Don’t Want Scotland to Stay at Any Price | Dan Hodges


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