Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Police Federation: Labour has ‘sold its soul’ over Libya deals

Remember New Labour’s ‘ethical foreign policy’?

Remember Robin Cook’s Sermon in the Foreign Office – a mission statement preached by the righteous foreign secretary setting out the Government’s ‘moral responsibility’ to ensure Britain’s security, prosperity, quality of life, and ‘the promotion of our values and confidence in our identity’?

He said that ‘our foreign policy must have an ethical dimension and must support the demands of other peoples for the democratic rights on which we insist for ourselves’. He promised: ‘The Labour Government will put human rights at the heart of our foreign policy.’

The objective was to ‘increase respect, understanding and goodwill for Britain among nations as well as governments’.

After the alleged tawdry, undignified and amoral policies of the Major years, which culminated in the Scott inquiry into ‘Arms to Iraq’, Mr Cook set out a moral crusade to supply ‘an ethical content to foreign policy (which) recognises that the national interest cannot be defined only by narrow realpolitik’.

And so his moralpolitik was the project ‘to make Britain once again a force for good in the world’.

And a force for good is a force for God.

But it seems Satan has once again interfered, for it has been revealed that trade was ‘a very big part’ of the talks that led to the prisoner deal with Libya for the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Justice Secretary Jack Straw at least possesses the virtue of honesty.

Yet the admission left one with the distinct impression that Gordon Brown’s denials that there was any such trade-off were nothing but lies.

How could it be in the national interest to exchange the ‘respect, understanding and goodwill’ of the United States of America for that of Libya?

Oil for prisoners is bad enough, but the revelation that this degenerate Labour Government has exchanged oil for justice is the final nail in the coffin for the rotting corpse of Labour’s ethical foreign policy.

When justice is traded, it is extinguished. A state without justice is neither well-ordered nor good. Justice is the bond of civilisation, a quality of soul by virtue of which men set aside the irrational desire to taste every pleasure and obtain a selfish satisfaction out of every object. It is the cure for all evils, for it shields the weak, defends the oppressed and advocates on behalf of the voiceless.

So the revelation that Justice Secretary Jack Straw traded the justice owed to PC Yvonne Fletcher for liquid black Mammon is not only morally repugnant: it is the foreign policy of the nether regions of hell.

Britain no longer has an ethical foreign policy for there is no moral government. And a sure sign that righteousness has departed is the deal agreed by Jack Straw that the killer of PC Yvonne Fletcher 25 years ago would not be brought to justice in Britain.

How can the Justice Secretary perpetrate and defend injustice?

Paul McKeever, the Chairman of the Police Federation, spoke on behalf of 140,000 police officers when he said he was ‘shocked, appalled and disgusted’ that the UK agreed the murderer could go on trial in Tripoli.

And the rest of the nation shares his disgust.

Yvonne Fletcher’s family, friends and work colleagues had an expectation that some day her killer would face and English court and be tried in accordance with the principles of English justice; a hope that justice might be done and be seen to be done.

Justice is supposed to flow like a river.

Now we know it has been sold for an undisclosed sum.

So, if anyone wishes to assassinate and murder the British people in cold blood, please make sure your citizenship belongs to a very wealthy, oil-producing nation that wishes to expand production using the knowledge and expertise of a powerful British multi-national.

The Government will then bow down, roll over and kiss the hem of your thoub.

15 Comments:

Blogger Gnostic said...

Your Grace, surely you are mistaken? Our eco-friendly government would never sell us out for the climate destroying black gold.

Not in a million nano-seconds. No sir!

And Lord Mandy never bumped into Saif al Islam while on his holidays. Such perfidious lies...

15 September 2009 at 09:46  
Anonymous Knighthawk said...

Your Grace,

You have unmasked the politics of expediency. Truth and Justice redefined to suit whatever the situation demands. Traditional British values reduced to the status of tools with which to further leftist political aims.

The ends are justifying the means and deception is rife. Can judgement be far behind?

15 September 2009 at 10:04  
Anonymous serf said...

Your Grace.
Was it not her Ladyship Margaret Thatcher who allowed the slayers of Yvonne to walk out of the Libyan embassy and catch a bus to the airport ? How can we pour scorn on to Labour when they are only following the lead of her Ladyship ?
We supported Pinochet and Saddam under the Conservatives so maybe the First Lord assumes it's ok to put more importance on trade rather than justice.

15 September 2009 at 10:05  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace,

‘When justice is traded, it is extinguished. A state without justice is neither well-ordered nor good. Justice is the bond of civilisation, a quality of soul by virtue of which men set aside the irrational desire to taste every pleasure and obtain a selfish satisfaction out of every object. It is the cure for all evils, for it shields the weak, defends the oppressed and advocates on behalf of the voiceless.’

Outstanding!

Indeed, Your Grace, there can be no peace without justice.

The socialists cannot provide justice for a great nation scch as this.

They can only provide for Class Justice. That is why our nation is wounded.

When? When will He come to bind up our wounds and heal the broken-hearted?

When?

15 September 2009 at 10:13  
Blogger Sir Watkin said...

"After the alleged tawdry, undignified and amoral policies of the Major years, which culminated in the Scott inquiry into ‘Arms to Iraq’"

Would that be the same Scott Inquiry that was set up in 1992 to look at matters that occurred in the 1980s?

I wasn't aware that Sir John was running things in the 1980s, but perhaps Lady Thatcher was only a figurehead and he the eminence grise (I know little of such matters).

15 September 2009 at 12:25  
Anonymous TheGlovner said...

Couldn't agree more, I am continually amazed by how many of your points I do agree with.

Unfortunately when your opinions are tainted by religion I usually find your stance unreasonable.

I suppose it does go to show that there can be common middle ground despite religious (or lack off) differences.

15 September 2009 at 12:58  
Anonymous no nonny said...

"They can only provide for Class Justice. That is why our nation is wounded." Yes, D. Singh; hope you'll indulge me as I expand on the point.

We seem to agree that the fallacy of Marxism is the 'coverall,' facile, assumption that everything is about 'socio-economic class.' This is why they act as they do once they're in power - radix malorum being cupiditas.

Marxist classification of the 'socio' bit, however, is arbitrary, and changes with their underwear. I hold, though, that in Britain the disadvantaged 'lower' or 'working class' consisted mainly of Celtic indigenes who never got out from under after the Normans appropriate their country. The so-called 'middle classes included those who'd negotiated with the invaders. In other words, money determined the 'position' of non-Normans only because Normans had deprived them of their ancient rights; even so, to 'support their lifestyle' the invaders needed the indigenes and had to negotiate with them.

So in Britain, the problem was rooted in race or ethnicity, but the justice of, e.g., the work ethic became established over centuries of negotiation; we continually evolved and set in place mechanisms for mitigating the ancient injustice.

The communists/trade unions, however, incited 'class hatred': so as to accelerate their 'dialectic' and inspire revolution against the wealthy Establishment. The commie call for justice then exploited and reverted to a pagan cycle of envy and hatred-> revenge -> war -> destruction -> envy and hatred (on which, see "Beowulf"!!). And that results only in suffering and chaos. That is not Justice. It has nothing to do with the concepts His Grace has delineated today: which are about men working to develop what is Right according to God's Law.

I suspect a second fallacy in communism: that authoritarianism will stop their dialectic. They think they'll retain their superiority in the hierarchy so long as they grab all the money and keep us down by force.

Btw - I say Marlowe was a visionary! If Gordo and Mandy aren't dead ringers for Faust and Mephistophiles, I'm a dutch man. What's the sequel, though?

15 September 2009 at 13:14  
Blogger Unsworth said...

Your Grace,

What does the Police Federation know of Souls? I think we should be told.

15 September 2009 at 13:15  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

The early signs of such rot was witnessed in Northern Ireland, when as part of the 'peace deal', convicted murderers were released from jail.

When justice & truth becoming flexible then all other ground is sinking sand.

15 September 2009 at 13:21  
Anonymous Libya said...

Your Grace,

May I be so bold as to pick you up on your spelling ?
You mentioned Lybia in your headline.
I believe it to be the Kingdom of Libya rather than Lybia. I think there's also a labia but I don't really know of such things.

15 September 2009 at 13:25  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Grr...

A typo.

His grace has made that error before.

It is his burnt and shrivelled stump.

Damned difficult typing with no fingers

15 September 2009 at 13:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depressing isn't it that Britain has fallen so far so quickly. Just as bad, however, is that no recovery will be possible under the limp-wristed leadership of David Cameron.

15 September 2009 at 14:46  
Anonymous len said...

Can the world have a moral and ethical system which is not based on Gods moral law?
Apparently not!

16 September 2009 at 18:09  
Blogger P. James Hough said...

Your Grace,
I thought you might appreciate this thoughtful essay by Robert George: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/currents/20090830_Killer_s_release_demands_answers.html.
Regards,
P. Langdale Hough
Princeton, NJ USA
http://plumblines.wordpress.com/

16 September 2009 at 22:56  
Blogger Cole said...

Does Labour have a soul ?

It is more like a machine !!

The Higher Mechanism !!

Watch next - this Community-Dalek will be trading - our rights and freedoms - for oil and Shari'a !!

28 September 2009 at 03:01  

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