I’ve been sitting here for twenty minutes or so, trying to think of a single recent government idea that hasn’t been stupidly anti-freedom to some extent.
Nope. Can’t think of a single one.
But clearly some folk just haven’t got that message. They haven’t noticed it.
Internet service providers (ISPs) have reacted with anger to new proposals on how to tackle internet piracy.
The government is proposing a tougher stance which would include cutting off repeat offenders from the net.
UK ISP Talk Talk said the recommendations were likely to “breach fundamental rights” and would not work.
Breech fundamental rights? Of course they do, that’s pretty much how you can tell it’s a brain fart from Brown or Mandeson. Ditto for not working.
Another quote from that article that tickled me, this time from a random Tory talking head:
“Personally I am on his [Lord Mandleson] side; peer-to-peer sharing is the greatest threat to our creative industries,”
Well, he managed to get the cause and the caused there, but not in the way he meant it. Over-regulation, as embodied by the mindset of Lord Mandleson, is the biggest threat to the UK’s creative industries. And its non-creative industries. To be honest, the service sector isn’t exactly safe from his little ways of screwing things up…