David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Friday, September 20, 2013

Lib Dems dream of a European FBI

I am grateful to my MEP (Member of European Parliament) Mr. Ashley Fox for drawing this Lib Dem proposal to my attention in his latest Newsletter.  I share his opposition to such a plan. I quote him verbatim;

"I was somewhat shocked last month when I heard Liberal Democrat MEP Bill Newton Dunn calling for the European Union to have its own FBI-style law enforcement agency - with sweeping powers to intervene in criminal investigations across the continent.

In an interview with America's NBC news website, the East Midlands MEP insisted that a Europe-wide
police force was necessary to counter cross-border crime -and even claimed the move would save money.

I personally find the whole proposal deeply distasteful. Sadly this is a prime example of Liberal Democrats
letting their federalist ambitions get the better of them. According to their Euro-fanatical agenda, the EU must
be turned into a European superstate with all the trappings of statehood - president, foreign policy,diplomatic service, army and police force. It is crazy federalism, pure and simple. They have already enthusiastically embraced the idea of playing soldiers with taxpayers’ money by creating a European defence capability. Now they want to play cops and robbers too.

The answers to the problems of crossborder crime are closer co-operation and co-ordination between national forces, and more sophisticated sharing of intelligence. Not a huge Europe-wide squad of supposed supersleuths.

You can imagine how our own excellent police service would react to a Euro-FBI barging in with powers to over-rule them, to interfere in their work or even take over their investigations. That is how the FBI operates in the USA. Europe does not need a federal police force because it is not a federal state. A Brussels FBI would be more Clouseau than Poirot."

How do you feel about such a proposal? Constructive comments most welcome.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Calling The Vet !

Calling the Vet –
too funny not to
A dog lover, whose dog was a female and on heat, agreed to look after her neighbours' male dog while they were on holiday.
She had a large house and believed that she could keep the two dogs apart.
However, as she was drifting off to sleep she heard awful howling and moaning sounds.  Rushing downstairs she found the dogs locked together, in obvious pain and unable to disengage, as can happen when dogs mate.
Unable to separate them, and not knowing what to do next, although it was late, she called the vet, who answered in a very grumpy voice.
Having explained the problem to him, the vet said, “Hang up the phone and place it down alongside the dogs. I will then call you back and the noise of the ringing will make the male lose his erection and he will be able to withdraw."
"Do you think that will work?" she asked.

"It just worked for me !" he replied