Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tony Blair is a Wanker

After yesterday's post, this hardly seems a criticism. As my friend Richard always says, "there are two types of blokes: wankers and liars".

The point of the title is to emphasise that we are free to criticise our politicians. This is not the case everywhere. Companies such as Yahoo, Microsoft and Google have all complied with demands from the Chinese government to censor their Chinese-based search engines.

Our politicians continually bleat on about how lucky we are to have these freedoms while, at the same time, working to remove them. We are not lucky. It is our right. It is the Chinese (and others) who are unlucky.

Sign the Irepressible.Info pledge (see sidebar) and do what you can to help people like Shi Tao who was imprisoned for ten years for sending an email to an overseas website about the Chinese governments restrictions on coverage of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Do what you can.


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