France today – the UK tomorrow


David Davis

Government internet regulation: this is how it will be here, and soonish I guess. Harriet- Harmonisation, Corpus Juris and all that.

Speaking merely personally and very generally, I don’t think we will ever return to a state of even partial liberalism, like what existed for some decades aaround the turn of the 19th Century and a little after. WE’d better try to enjoy what’s left, and make the best of the Endarkenment to come.

There will be local and passing opportuities for skilled people to keep stuff working, here and there, to preserve archives and libraries of knowledge where possible for the distant future, and to try to maintain something of what we might have had.

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2 responses to “France today – the UK tomorrow

  1. Endarkenment to come may be the way of the world. However, there is always the singularity where events can just spring up and change the landscape. To some the Massachusetts result just shouldn’t have happened. But it did, and there is more to come!

    In the darker hours before the dawn there isn’t much evidence of light.

    Perhaps it is time to create a PG tips, Typhoo, and Lyons Party. The tea party movement here (USA) has been dramatic and it is early days.

    Surely someone can get something moving to scare the poltical class a tad?

  2. Dear Mr Davis

    The end to your freedom

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE61824V20100209

    Begins
    HIGHLIGHTS-Greek FinMin unveils tax reform, wage policy
    Tue Feb 9, 2010 11:37am EST
    ATHENS, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Greece outlined on Tuesday its public sector incomes policy and a tax reform bill, as part of an EU-endorsed plan to increase state revenues and reduce its huge deficit.

    TAXATION

    From 1. Jan. 2011, every transaction above 1,500 euros between natural persons and businesses, or between businesses, will not be considered legal if it is done in cash. Transactions will have to be done through debit or credit cards

    Ends

    Here is the end to your freedom: when you are a criminal for dealing in cash, your freedom is gone. Totally. Already banks spy on you under EU directive – all transactions over 15,000 euro, and any ‘suspicious’ transactions below that. You will be grilled by your bank clerk about unusual transactions. The Greek limits on cash are one tenth of the existing limits. Next it will be 150 euro then all transactions and cash will be banned.

    Greece is part of the EU. Whatever the EU wants to do in all parts of the EU it first does in a small part of it including Britain.

    Europeans scoff at the British government’s plans for ID cards for being ridiculously intrusive. They overlook the fact that the UK ID card is what the EU plans for all its euro livestock.

    Your future: no cash, ID all round, internet watch, phone watch, Great Firewall of EU, finance watch. Post will be banned, along with cheques – only electronic communications allowed; so much easier to spy on.

    DP