Saturday, 21 March 2009

I Can't Stop Laughing!


I can't believe what I'm reading, I just can't stop laughing and I know it's not funny but I don't know what else to say.

"MINISTERS are to introduce new “human rights” covering housing, healthcare and education in a move critics fear could lead to a massive and costly expansion of the welfare state.

Plans for the new bill of rights will be unveiled tomorrow by Jack Straw, the justice secretary.

He will suggest that new entitlements such as rights to good healthcare, education and freedom from poverty could be added to traditional freedoms such as trial by jury and free speech.

The new rights would be offset by responsibilities, such as a duty to look for work in return for receiving benefits or to look after one’s children"

They're all nuts! I look forward to your comments as usual!


  1. I guess it has a certain logic.

    Kind of like a threshold, a basic standard of society all are entitled to, plus a minuimum standard of errort.

  2. I might stop crying with laughter by mid afternoon tomorrow. Maybe, although I have to say it's very doubtful.
    Flanagan and Allen, French and Saunders, Morecambe and Wise, Wills and Straw. The finest comedians of our age.

  3. Maybe you have to have children to find laughing babies falling over more than mildly amusing, but as Senator Stephen Fucking Knob Chops Tool Of The Century Conroy will probably ban me from seeing that sort of stuff I suppose I ought to appreciate it while I still can.

    As for Jack Straw's Bill of Rights, clearly there's something dreadfully wrong with the one that has served the British so well since 1689. I feel the new one urgently needs to be carved in stone and used to beat Jack Straw to a broken, bloody and barely recognizable pulp with.

  4. I'd like to know what recourse we have if the government fail "in our basic rights". After all, they haven't managed to deliver any of them so far. As for free speech, isn't that dead in the water anyhow?

    What happens if a member of the pubic doesn't "look after their children?" How are they going to prove that someone "is looking for a job or not?"

    It's a publicity stunt of the worse kind.

    Angry Exile, you're probably right about the baby thing although I tend to laugh with anyone that gets the giggles but I'm a girlie!