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Gale says human rights should come second to police powers

R Gale MP
Roger "I don't understand technology" Gale (MP for North Thanet) has struck again. This time suggesting that human rights should in some cases be secondary to police powers.

There he is pictured on the right there looking about as clued up as ever. Gale once told me that he didn't need social media as email would always been good enough for him and his supporters. The real irony being that his understanding of email and it's use could be better so how he feels qualified to speak out on police use of technology is almost beyond me.

Now I have always been a defended of Gale to the point that I have been widely accused of being a closet Tory. (Mr G, I'm looking at you). However even I have to admit that perhaps Gale is no longer qualified to act as a parliamentary representative. Sure he is famed for the work he does for local people so perhaps a good retirement would be to step down from national to local politics where he might at least bring a dint of maturity to proceedings (thus remaining useful).

however when it comes to technology this man's reaction is to ban it and do things the old fashioned way. Change, he has failed to understand, is always with us - those that cannot adapt to the change will be swept away. Gales inability to embrace change makes him as much a liability as an asset.

MP says human rights should come second to police powers

MP for Thanet North Roger Gale has, in a widely circulated email, suggested that human rights should not be a consideration when it comes to police power over technology.Rather than trying to understand the nature of Social Media or suggesting that police be trained so as to be effective in the digital world Mr Gale would rather empower police to create total communications blackouts in order to control the population.The time has come when we have to grant to the police the necessary powers to t...

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This Normal comment was left by Mr. Michael Wright [score: 0]:

The government on-line e-petition has, at last been given an update with the new administration, and one that caught my eye in particular was the e-petition to end the tolls at the Datrford Crossing. At onlt just over 820 signatures at the moment, it will be interesting to see how this grows.

With the tolls causing almost daily carnage ie. much delays on the busiest road interchange in Europe. This is both costly to business & to individuals, it shouldn't take too long before this e-petition builds to the required 100,000 signatures (+) to be considered for debate in parliament. The last administration 'promised' to scrap the tolls once the new bridge was paid for, then subsequentially 'welched' on that promise.
07/09/2011 19:38:04

This Normal comment was left by Bobert [score: 0]:

Gale should have retired before the last election. He is making a buffoon out of himself and the people who elected him.
08/09/2011 07:16:04

This Normal comment was left by Stargazer [score: 0]:

I suppose if he ignores HR he will be able to encourage night flying over tens of thousands of residents over in Ramsgate he has allready done an about turn.
08/09/2011 15:28:51

This Normal comment was left by Michael Webb [score: 0]:

This is the first time I have heard any sense come from Mr Gale. The Human Right Act is the worst addition we have ever taken on in this country, it is not used as it was meant, innocent people are penalised and the guilty go unpunished. Youths have no guide lines to live by , whilst our country has become a haven for lazy immigrants who continue to have more and more children all of whom don't bother to learn our language, so causing yet another generation of layabouts when we have enough of our own.
It is time for Gale to go, we have seen the best of him we only have the worst left.
09/09/2011 10:19:23

This Normal comment was left by Restore the Constitution [score: 0]:

"No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled . nor will we proceed with force against him . except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice." ~ Magna Carta 1215

'They' will find out soon enough.
13/09/2011 08:47:26
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