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MPs to go clubbing with students as “research”

By Julian Harris
December 4th, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 Comment | Posted in UK Politics

nightclubThe BBC reports that a troupe of MPs, led by the esteemed moral cruisader Keith Vaz, will be making their way to nightclubs in order to:

look at what goes on during “student nights”

The MPs are from the Commons committee on home affairs [or perhaps Drunken Kids Snogging on the Dancefloor] and are going to check out the “latest cocaine-detecting technology”, having spent some time schmoozing with people who campaign against the right to decide what you consume or don’t consume with your own body.

Labour MP Gwyn Prosser said: “What struck me was that the young people seemed very happy to go through the scanners and that they wanted a night free of the problems you get with drugs.”

This is terribly good news for the government, who can use Prosser’s evidence to put more scanners in schools and colleges, as well as nightclubs, pubs, and lots of other “public” places that those young people frequent. One might think that some of the young people didn’t want a drug-free night–otherwise there’d be no demand for drug-pushers. But never mind about that, clearly this is the kind of neo-liberal madness that doesn’t concern Prosser’s lot.

Incidentally, the Lib Dem MPs on this committee are Tom Brake and Bob Russell.  Their thoughts on this little excursion are as yet unknown.

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VIDEO: Keith Vaz sucking up to AJ

By Julian Harris
June 10th, 2009 at 3:24 pm | 4 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Yes, I’m going to say it – well played Diane Abbott.

[Note: her moment of inspiration arrives 13 seconds into the clip]

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