(I have serious business people reading this blog so I’m turning my back on saying “fuck off” in blog posts.) *
First they tried to do it with 3G phones as part of the DCMNR. Fell through. Then they were worried about terrorists I think. Now it is scumbags in prisons who are using these phones. Nevermind the wardens who helped them sneak the phones in. As well as budgies and flatscreen TVs. Ever get the feeling there is a company out there that is just waiting to run this “registry” that is a friend of someone? Noooo, that could never happen. The Civil Service always want to put as little trust in the people as they can, just in case one day they rise up and demand a reduced place in Government for them. Now they want to issue licences to use mobiles? If you’re against the idea then you are against freedom or for terrorism, drug dealing, fearinducingissueofthedayforDailyStartReaders etc. That’s what the new Minister for not dealing with drug issues in any real way says. What would the Minister do to deal with FF councillors snorting coke and it being on YouTube? I’d ban YouTube for glorifying drugs/politcs.
TJ has some good things to say about the latest act of stupidity and even quotes an official Govt email which says the idea is too difficult to police. DaithÃ makes sense too. Fergus too. Update: Adam too. Antoin freisin.
Reminds me of Yes, Minister or maybe the latest clone of it: The Thick of It:
This is definitely a : Minister says “I need a new iniative. I need a spectacular like MicheÃ¡l’s smoking ban or Noel’s plastic bag tax, what have you got on file lads?” “Er, cracking down on dole scammers?” “No, nobody is unemployed any more” “Oh I know, a registry …”
Here’s an old gem:
* Actually Twenty already used the blog post title I wanted.