Thursday, April 1, 2010

MyPolice.Org Impersonated by Police Inspectorate

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary have set up a rival site to the social enterprise MyPolice.Org using almost the same name they just added the suffix .uk.  If the blogosphere links to the original it will go to the top of Google’s search page displacing the impersonator.

It would of course, as everyone left and right agrees, be a lot easier if the impersonators changed their name.

Meantime show MyPolice.Org some linky love and give it some Google-juice…

UPDATE : Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary have put their hands up and surrendered the MyPolice.Org.UK web domain.  Yay! Fight the powers that be…

Fink : I Was Wrong On Tory Tax Promises

Last night at the launch party for Lady Carla Powell’s Austerity Cookbook, Guido was chatting to Fraser Nelson and Tim Montgomerie when Danny Finkelstein wandered over.  Fink had a glass of champagne rather than his usual diet coke in hand.  Guido wonders if the bubbles went to his head…


We were talking about the Tories improved standing in the opinion polls since Monday’s chancellor’s debate – the differential has gone from a low of 2% to a high of 10% ahead – Fraser gave the credit to Osborne’s promise on Monday to cut Labour’s N.I. tax on jobs.  Fink said he thought the movement in the polls this week was attributable to the Tories, Osborne in particular, drumming into the media that “7 out of 10 taxpayers will be better off as a result”Tim Montgomerie’s jaw hit the floor, Guido gulped his drink and even the ever loquacious Fraser was silenced.  Fink has been arguing for years that the voters don’t believe politician’s promises of tax cuts and they certainly won’t vote for tax cuts when the deficit is so bad.

UPDATE : This morning he says that the chancellor’s debate wasn’t that influential. Hungover Danny?

Statistics Boss : Stop Lying Mr Brown

It takes something for a civil servant to write publicly to the PM admonishing him for lying.  Could it be that three lies this month based on twisted statistics were just too much for the offical charged with counting the beans.

The Lies of March:

  • “Some people talk as if net inward migration is rising. In fact, it is falling..”
  • This lie drove Michael Scholar at the ONS to protest (above) at Brown’s corruption of the integrity of the statistics.
  • “We have shown our commitment to our armed forces by increasing expenditure on them every year…”
  • In real terms expenditure went down and he had to apologise to parliament for this lie.
  • “Everyone now has a clear right to see their neighbourhood policing team spending 80% of their time on the beat”
  • The Advertising Standards Authority banned a government advertising campaign from going ahead using the same claim because it was misleading.

Gordon pathologically lies with numbers all the time, he constantly reels off fudged statistics whenever he is questioned.  Crime statistics are massaged and worst of all the government’s real debt position is hidden using PFI and by ignoring public sector pension obligations. When the Tories get in one of the first things they should do is restate the national debt to honestly reflect the dire truth of the position hidden by Gordon’s years of deceit…

Hat-tip : C4 News Fact Check

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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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