Support our petition to ban Halal slaughter in Britain. The practice of slaughtering animals for religious purposes is both draconian and barbaric and it is only ‘religious sensitivity’ from our politicians that has prevent Halal meat from being banned.
Sack Culture Secretary Maria Miller – This petition is to call upon the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to dismissed Maria Miller over her mortgage expenses scandal.
The EU is now making moves, through a new directive, that would effectively quash net neutrality. Net neutrality covers three core principles which allows the internet to remain free and open. Destroying net neutrality will deny you your democratic rights to access free and open information. Don’t let this happen.
House of Lords Takes Steps to Kill Freedom of the Press
HOUSE OF LORDS TAKES STEPS TO KILL FREEDOM OF THE PRESS – It has been announced that Peers, in the House of Lords, have backed legislation to govern the Press, by 272 votes to 141.
What is amazing is that it was Labour and the Liberal Democrats who rebelled against the Tories to initiate aspects by Lord Justice Leverson’s report into law.
And there was me thinking that Great Britain was a democracy in which our Government supported Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression and above all Freedom of the Press.
It can be argued that Rupert Murdock and the Press has a lot to answer for over the phone hacking that bought about this enquiry. However putting a legislative muzzle on the Press is simply no way to moved forward in a so-called democratic society.
With the introduction of legislation to control Freedom of the Press, at what point do we lose democracy over a dictatorship? While I am all for factual Press people have to realize that the people who write the news, such as me, do get it wrong from time to time – it’s just human nature and I challenge anyone to tell me they haven’t made mistakes in their lives.
This legislation is really a death sentence for the messenger and is just the first step on the slippery slope of a full dictatorship of the Press that will allow government to feed the public only the information it deems appropriate.
I pledge this to our readers now… Meebal.com will never been subject to any legislative process where it infringes on our right to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression and above all our belief that the Press should be free to report openly on the critical issues that affect our lives.
While the vote is extremely disturbing the Press does have one saving grace, which is the stark fact that any such legislation, or indeed enforcement, could fall foul of the European Convention on Human Rights and we at Meebal.com will use this, if necessary, to defend our position on the Freedom of Free Press.
I can certainly appreciate that not everyone appreciates what we publish at Meebal.com and sometimes our views, and the views of our writers, are more often than not a little close to the bone, but we uphold the principal that people must be able to freely express themselves and that any attempt to control that freedom is against their Human Rights and against the very fabric of a free and democratic society.
Maybe their Lordships would like to rename the Great Britain into North Korea 2, while they are busy drafting legislation that is nothing more than the death knoll of democracy.
If any journalist now feels that are no longer free to express their opinions and give the news to the public untarnished and without legislative tampering, then come and write for Meebal.com – we operate under the belief of democracy and where people should be free to express their opinions.
The Government forcing elderly to sell their homes in order to pay for care is nothing short of legalised theft. With the number of pensioners who have continuously paid tax during their lifetime who should have the right to take their homes to cover nursing fees?
Nice to see how our MP’s are Booze Guzzling at Parliament at the Expense of the Taxpayer, while the rest of us struggle to pay the bills.
Cameron Vows to End Legal Aid to Foreigners Challenging Benefit Claims that will save the UK Taxpayer millions of pounds every year. Is this promise anything like the promise that he would ‘personally intervene’ in the immigration problems?