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Monday, 28 November 2011

If at first...

Totally predictably, as Dave Spart would have said, the forces of tyranny are seeking to muzzle me.
My bid to create an e-petition to call the BMA to account over its call for a smoking ban in private vehicles has been denied.
The communication says:
“Your e-petition "Punish the BMA and defend our freedoms" hasn't been accepted.
E-petitions will not be accepted if they:
  • contain offensive, joke or nonsense content
  • use language which may cause offence, is provocative or extreme in its views
  • use wording that is impossible to understand
  • include statements that amount to advertisements’’
I cannot for the life of me see how my petition meets any of those criteria.
But a friend of liberty will not be so easily deterred and I shall resubmit on these lines:
“We call upon the Government to amend the rules on e-petitions to allow for the calling for Bills Attainder to punish those such as the voting members of the Council of British Medical Association, BMA, who by calling upon the government to ban smoking in private vehicles, are threatening the liberties of the British public. This is the latest in a long series of assaults by the BMA on the liberties of the British subject and subversive of our constitutional freedoms and rights. A Bill of Attainder against them could call for the imprisonment of each of them for 10 years and the forfeiture of their property to the Crown.’’

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