Moscow: UK Totalitarian State

#1
Pravda, the Russian state broadcaster once the mouthpiece of Soviet disinformation.
http://www.annaraccoon.com/politics/come-the-revolution/

They have just flown in a team to do a special report on how the UK is becoming a totalitarian regime, citing amongst others the jail of Nick Hogan who was jailed for allowing smokers in his pub.

This follows a previous special report on how the EU is the reincarnation of the old Soviet Union.


It is pretty safe to say they know a thing or two about the subject. How bad has it got when Moscow is worried about our slide towards totalitarianism?
 
#2
Of course the thing about Nick Hogan is that he wasn't jailed for allowing smokers to light up in his pub.

He was jailed for not paying the fine, which is a different thing entirely.
 
#3
Micawber said:
Of course the thing about Nick Hogan is that he wasn't jailed for allowing smokers to light up in his pub.

He was jailed for not paying the fine, which is a different thing entirely.
Is it?

The first is directly backed with the threat of the second.

They are hardly mutually exclusive, and hardly a different thing entirely in my view.
 
#4
'Yesterday, Old Holborn was outside Westminster Magistrates court where four politicians, charged with false accounting, sought permission not to stand in the dock as common criminals, they were, so they believed, entitled to be treated differently from any other thief.

They just don’t get it.'
 
#5
I laugh at how they call anyone who disagrees with their marxist multi cultural dictatorship a fascist!

Oh the irony!!
 
#6
You just couldn't write this crap could you, How this country has become little more than a banana republik run by a lunatic dictator
 
#7
Comrade Brown and his mentor, the soi disant aristocrat - The Lord High Everything Citizen Pretty Mandelson, admire the Soviet model as all, repeat ALL - opposition is eliminated!

As the Tory Party is eliminating itself and as the Limp/Dims were eliminated before they were born, the policy seems to be successful.

Now, where shall I go and live?

Oh! no! 'Clunker' has so ruined the nation that my money is now worthless outside the country!
 
#10
harareboy99 said:
Considering that Russia is a quasi-fascist state in all but name they should get their own house in order first.
Quite probably, but if they reckon we are a totalitarian state they will have two choices, neither of them complimentary to the UK:

If the UK, supposedly a world example of "democratic rule" (don't laugh), is like us why should we change?

or

The UK has become like us, so for God's sake don't use it as an example if we wish to become democratic.
 
#11
Are all the party faithfull & apologists hiding at the moment? :? :twisted: :twisted:

They are obviously waiting for the party line via A Campbell to be passed on to them, being so stunned at being rumbled! :lol: :lol:
 
#12
ex_colonial said:
Are all the party faithfull & apologists hiding at the moment? :? :twisted: :twisted:

They are obviously waiting for the party line via A Campbell to be passed on to them, being so stunned at being rumbled! :lol: :lol:
Perhaps they recognise this as the complete mince it is ?? I do, and I'm not one of the 'party faithful'.

C_C

Was that OK Mr Campbell ????
 
#13
harareboy99 said:
Considering that Russia is a quasi-fascist state in all but name they should get their own house in order first.

The fascists didn't take all your money to give to the proletariat…
 
#15
Totalitarian? Hardly. Increasingly authoritarian, yes.

Despite the ARRSE ranting, we don't register on the scale of intrusive government, but there's definitely more of it that there used to be. Personally, I attribute that to the fact that governments can't rely on us to toe the line of our own free will as much as they used to be able to.

Governments are happy to trust us to exercise freedoms - so long as we don't go around exercising them irresponsibly.
 
#16
Pravda.....FFS............Was the story printed between the ones about the Nostradamus predictions and the human headed sheep, or the rather insulting story about the Canadians during the olympics and the one about the face on Mar's being where Elvis lives?..... :?
 
#17
At least in the old U.S.S.R. you could "vote" for a party member,in the E.U.we are not given that choise.Pa (the saviour of the world) Brown made sure that faceless,unelected beaurocrats now run the U.K.
I sometimes wonder if he has a direct line to the Emperor Mong,you know, go on my son,sell the gold it's a very good price,you'll not get a better one,or,go on my son sign the treaty,what harm can it do?
 
#18
Kingbingo said:
Pravda, the Russian state broadcaster
Pravda now is a privately own newspaper that uses to spread rumours and gossips. It hasn't own TV.

It's interesting, what Russian TV channel made the report. Anyway I haven't seen it yet.
 
#19
smartascarrots said:
Totalitarian? Hardly. Increasingly authoritarian, yes.

Despite the ARRSE ranting, we don't register on the scale of intrusive government, but there's definitely more of it that there used to be.

Personally, I attribute that to the fact that governments can't rely on us to toe the line of our own free will as much as they used to be able to.

Governments are happy to trust us to exercise freedoms - so long as we don't go around exercising them irresponsibly.
And that is the wrong way round.

It is not for government to demand the trust of the population, it is that government has to earn the trust of the population.

The former is the authoritarian principle - the man in Whitehall knows best - the latter is essential in a liberal democracy.
 
#20
tropper66 said:
You just couldn't write this crap could you, How this country has become little more than a banana republik run by a lunatic dictator
No, but anna raccoon can write crap like that!!!!!
 

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