Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Practical in Civil Liberties

Dynamic David Duo make swift getaway at South Hunsley School

After the ‘jog’ yesterday, the pace quickened up and we joined the feeding frenzy at Willerby Manor, being interviewed by a series of journos – with reports all over today’s press. the Telegraph, Mail and Hull Daily Mail all encouraged us – still silence from the others. Late last night I made notes of what followed…

Civil liberties suddenly became an immediate issue in the constituency today! We were excluded from a meeting that David Cameron and David Davis had set up with members of the East Riding of Yorkshire Youth Assembly and a number of Conservative supporters.

I had previously been emailed by the Youth Assembly organiser to ask if I would attend an Assembly meeting to discuss the issues with David Davis. I had replied saying I would be delighted. I have attended several Assembly meetings - which are usually held in Beverley where I live. I had also requested David Davis to include us in meetings to debate the issues to which he had agreed.

We turned up at the school and were kept out. First we were refused entrance to the site, then, after great debate with the Head, we were allowed into a side room with the promise that we could meet the young people after the Tory meeting. The head teacher, was very helpful, but had little control over arrangements for the 'private hire' of a room in the school premises. We were horrified at the high degree of police presence and the fact that our promised discussion with the young people had been hijacked and turned into a one party PR event for the Tories with no opportunity for legitimate debate.

I tried to tackle the Dave Duo on this when they came out of the building (a friendly journalist had lent me a mike), but they had clearly been made aware of my intention and dived into their car (whilst a policeman held me back) as if they were in some sort of danger. Obviously even they realise they have a lot to hide. So much for civil liberties!

After the 'dignitaries' had departed the Youth Assembly came to meet us. We had a great discussion about what had just happened: they could see this was unfair - 'That’s not democracy!' said one representative.

12 comments:

J K Galbraith fan said...

The vile reality behind 'Dave' Chameleon-Cameron's fluffy media mask exposed...

YET AGAIN

Tory collapse, anyone?

Paddy Hedges (anti_hedge_fund_manager) said...
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Clive McIntosh said...

I'm a Haltemprice Tory (lifelong) who shall be voting for you in disgust at David Davis and David Cameron's infantile antics.

Sir Peter Tapsell for Conservative leader - at least he has the Churchillian balls to say that the war in Afghanistan against the Taliban was lost long ago.

Alicia Jobling said...
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eartheart said...

This is quite amusing talking of anti hedge funds etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_qK4g6ntM

Tamara said...

Please consider either halving the second homes allowance (or cutting to zero) as an election pledge.

PLUS

Why on earth should MPs vote on their own salaries? Are they really worth it???

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7486612.stm

Karl-Heinz Rummenige said...

A very different narrative from DavIddaViS:

http://www.daviddavisforfreedom.com/index.cfm?fa=contentNews.newsDetails&newsID=62724&from=list

I wonder whose is closer to the truth...

Also, DD must be really panicking because he has enlisted Geldof - a sure sign of imminent collapse:

Leading anti-poverty campaigner and former Boomtown Rat Sir Bob Geldof will join David Davis in Hull on Friday, 4th July. Sir Bob will back David's stance on civil liberties.

Speaking in support of David, Sir Bob said: "What is the point of Britain without its freedoms? What terrorises the terrorists is our civilisation? I am delighted to support this campaign and I will be speaking on it in Hull tomorrow".

David responded: "I am delighted that Bob Geldof is supporting our campaign, which stretches across all parties and is vital to the freedom of our country".

Anonymous said...

STRETCHES ACROSS ALL PARTIES????

ER....

Anonymous said...

The view from the Gemma Garrett camp:

http://postmanpatel.blogspot.com/2008/07/freedom-and-democracy-in-action-david.html

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'Press Association' said...

PROTEST the appalling lack of media reportage of the Green campaign

Yesterday, for instance, the Independent said "no-one serious expects Davis to lose".

Oh really?????????!

The Press Association, by a freak coincidence, are in Howden:

The Press Association
Bridgegate
Howden
East Yorkshire
DN14 7AE

http://www.pressassociation.co.uk/contact.php

PROTEST PROTEST PROTEST!!!

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