Communist Britain...?

#1
After years and years of stand off against the former Soviet Union, are we fast becoming the newest State Controlled Communist Style Country?

Not content with the following big brother controls that are either already in place or still trying to be put in place:

DNA Data bases
National ID Cards
A country covered by CCTV
Pay per mile
500 powers for local councils to enter your home
Data tags on our Wheelie Bins
Congestion cameras monitoring Citys
Oyster Cards tracking your movement on the train or bus

And probably loads more that I can't think of right now. The Government now wants to be able to pass a law that will enable them to be able to DICTATE to all those folk that have worked hard and have saved their money to buy a second home, exactly how they have to use it...!


This was in Yesterdays Daily Telegraph
Second home owners could be forced to live in their country properties year-round or rent them out permanently to tenants under radical proposals outlined in a review of village life commissioned by Gordon Brown.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/you...anything-wrong-with-owning-a-second-home.html
 
#2
Clarkson on Top Gear made the same comparison the other night - starting off by mentioning limiting travel as one of the first restrictions and capped it off with a Stalin tash and hair imposed over a pic of Brown.
 
#3
Perhaps you could go and seek political asylum in North Korea.....or Iran perhaps.



"i'm fleeing permissiveness and disorder" :roll:
 

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#4
bensonby said:
Perhaps you could go and seek political asylum in North Korea.....or Iran perhaps.



"i'm fleeing permissiveness and disorder" :roll:
There'll be very little difference if things continue at this rate.
 
#5
While second homes have forced the price of property up and made it unfordable to many of us that live in the country. 'I could never afford to have brought property in the village i grew up in, and 4 council houses wasn't practical in 1960 let alone 1984'. It is not second home owners who are the root cause.

Still facts have never bothered One Eye yet...

by the by, I am sure that Stalin did some good at least...
 
#6
halo_jones said:
While second homes have forced the price of property up and made it unfordable to many of us that live in the country. 'I could never afford to have brought property in the village i grew up in, and 4 council houses wasn't practical in 1960 let alone 1984'. It is not second home owners who are the root cause.

Still facts have never bothered One Eye yet...

by the by, I am sure that Stalin did some good at least...
I dare say that for everyone priced out, there are also many 'Local's' that have profited either directly from the sale of property or land, or will soon have a big fat inheritance when one of the 'Old's' pops off and leaves a big house to them.

Fat cnut broon would have us all living in grey concrete flats with no windows if he could have his way..!
 
#7
Not spotted the difference between 'Communist' and 'authoritarian', then? The extent to which this lot have shoved the 'free market' (makes hollow laugh at thought of such a thing existing) into every aspect of our lives and deaths ougt to be a big CI as to where the hearts really lie.
 
#9
heard_it_all_before said:
And probably loads more that I can't think of right now.
Don't forget the number plate recognition system that can apparently be tied into CCTV cameras. Now you can be tracked going around town or along the motorways.
 
#11
smartascarrots said:
Not spotted the difference between 'Communist' and 'authoritarian', then? The extent to which this lot have shoved the 'free market' (makes hollow laugh at thought of such a thing existing) into every aspect of our lives and deaths ougt to be a big CI as to where the hearts really lie.
You beat me to it there, smartascarrots. Communism (or Socialism) are a world away from what Brown the Clown and his slimy, corrupt cronies are visiting on the UK populace.

It seems that a few bods need to read up a bit, and not just accept what they hear and infer.

MsG
 
#12
Bugsy said:
smartascarrots said:
Not spotted the difference between 'Communist' and 'authoritarian', then? The extent to which this lot have shoved the 'free market' (makes hollow laugh at thought of such a thing existing) into every aspect of our lives and deaths ougt to be a big CI as to where the hearts really lie.
You beat me to it there, smartascarrots. Communism (or Socialism) are a world away from what Brown the Clown and his slimy, corrupt cronies are visiting on the UK populace.

It seems that a few bods need to read up a bit, and not just accept what they hear and infer.

MsG
Chance be a fine thing hence some of the reason why liabour made 3 terms in the first place.

'Free market' and 'Government' thats a oxymoron! If i have ever seen one!
 
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#13
halo_jones said:
'Free market' and 'Government' thats a oxymoron! If i have ever seen one!
The labour market is free if you're a multinational - if the Brits ask for enough money to pay their taxes and fill up the motor, the employers just shut up shop and move operations to China or some other workers paradise where they get paid a bowl of rice once a fortnight and their nadgers are plugged into the national grid if they start a union.
 
#14
All Communists are scum and always have been. The Labour Party have always been and remains the home of the enemy within.

Labour party member and dog sh1t are the same thing.
 
#15
Sounds more like a facist police state... Ironic really considering Brown used to write for 'The Red Paper' as a student oik.
 
#17
Bugsy said:
smartascarrots said:
Not spotted the difference between 'Communist' and 'authoritarian', then? The extent to which this lot have shoved the 'free market' (makes hollow laugh at thought of such a thing existing) into every aspect of our lives and deaths ougt to be a big CI as to where the hearts really lie.
You beat me to it there, smartascarrots. Communism (or Socialism) are a world away from what Brown the Clown and his slimy, corrupt cronies are visiting on the UK populace.

It seems that a few bods need to read up a bit, and not just accept what they hear and infer.

MsG
Their's always some nob, or in this case two, that has to be so frigging pedantic. You Know what was meant so stop getting on your fecking high horse.
 
#18
heard_it_all_before said:
Their's always some nob, or in this case two, that has to be so frigging pedantic. You Know what was meant so stop getting on your fecking high horse.
No, I didn't know what was meant. Because you didn't describe it properly and I failed my O-Grade in Mind Reading. If you'd ranted about 'this Cumberland sausage of a government' or chucked up a load of textspk would you expect us to get what you meant then as well?

Learn to express your ideas clearly and you might not get so many people thinking you meant something else entirely. Or, to put it in your own terms, get a fecking grip.
 
#20
heard_it_all_before said:
halo_jones said:
While second homes have forced the price of property up and made it unfordable to many of us that live in the country. 'I could never afford to have brought property in the village i grew up in, and 4 council houses wasn't practical in 1960 let alone 1984'. It is not second home owners who are the root cause.

Still facts have never bothered One Eye yet...

by the by, I am sure that Stalin did some good at least...
I dare say that for everyone priced out, there are also many 'Local's' that have profited either directly from the sale of property or land, or will soon have a big fat inheritance when one of the 'Old's' pops off and leaves a big house to them.

Fat cnut broon would have us all living in grey concrete flats with no windows if he could have his way..!
It's not really the house price issue that causes problems so much as what happens to the village facilities.
I used to live in a small village that has a large number of second homes. It's OK for bits of the summer and at weekends when the 'off-comers' are around, the village feels alive and there's a lot going on. The real problem is that in winter they aren't so the population drops substantially. This means that both the pub and shop really struggle to make money as there isn't the number of people around to spend it. Equally if families aren't there then school numbers drop and mergers begin to be discussed.

This puts shop/pub/school at risk of closure and destroys the sense of community that exists. The measures announced would do more to address this and it is a real problem in areas of the Lakes/Devon/Cornwall etc. It isn't to do with living in high rises at all.
 

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