Dave Burge is back writing for Anorak. This time he tackles the topic of Gordon Brown’s counter-terror policy–specifically, Brown’s penchant for arresting those who “irritate” him.
COUNTER-TERRORISM POLICE today rounded up hundreds of Britons suspected of membership in organizations described as â€œirritatingâ€ to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The exact number was not released, but police officials said that many more are expected, â€œdepending on the Prime Ministerâ€™s mood this morning.â€
â€œOur sole purpose is to keep citizens safe from the threat of international terrorism,â€ said Thomas Ayckroyd, a spokesman for the Home Office. â€œWhile these detainees may all be British citizens, they were clearly engaged in treasonous acts designed to destabilize Her Majestyâ€™s government by embarrassing, irritating, or otherwise inconveniencing the Prime Minister.â€
Shouldn’t be irritating our violent immigrants now, should we?
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