If anyone is in any doubt about my stands, here is another reminder of the terribly poor leadership the electorate of Britain has hosted on the general population. All in the name of ignorance?
First published in 2007.
While British Prime Minister Tony Blair is under criminal suspicion in
the "honours-for-cash" scandal that has rocked his Labour government, we
have been told that there is an even more explosive scandal that Blair,
up to now, has managed to hide behind the draconian British policy of
issuing "D-Notices," government orders that prohibit the British media
from reporting on certain "national security" cases.
In 1999, an international investigation of child pornographers and
paedophiles run by Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service,
code named Operation Ore, resulted in 7,250 suspects being identified in
the United Kingdom alone. Some 1850 people were criminally charged in
the case and there were 1451 convictions. Almost 500 people were
interviewed "under caution" by police, meaning they were suspects. Some
900 individuals remain under investigation. In early 2003, British
police began to close in on some top suspects in the Operation Ore
investigation, including senior members of Blair's government.