Monday, July 16, 2007

Constitutional Democracy


The Constitution of the Russian Federation. Chapter 2 Rights and Freedoms of Man and Citizen. Article 61 ...

1. A citizen of the Russian Federation may not be deported from Russia or extradited to another State.

2. The Russian Federation shall guarantee to its citizens protection and patronage abroad.


Article 62 ...

1. A citizen of the Russian Federation may have the citizenship of a foreign State (dual citizenship) according to the federal law or an international agreement of the Russian Federation.

2. The possession of a foreign citizenship by a citizen of the Russian Federation shall not derogate his rights and freedoms and shall not free him from the obligations stipulated by the Russian citizenship, unless otherwise provided for by federal law or an international agreement of the Russian Federation.

3. Foreign nationals and stateless persons shall enjoy in the Russian Federation the rights and bear the obligations of citizens of the Russian Federation, except for cases envisaged by the federal law or the international agreement of the Russian Federation.


Sadly, the British 'Constitution' is not available in such a succinct form but I think it would be fair to say that giving a British passport and the full protection of the state to a Russian national wanted in his own country for stealing from widows and orphans, wanted in other countries for laundering dirty money and who by his own admission is funding attempts to violently overthrow the democratically elected and hugely popular government of his homeland is hardly something to be proud of

I'm certainly not


British constitutional democracy in action


If anyone doubts that UK plc is bought and paid for the behaviour of our politicians and media in this shameful business should be reason enough to kill those doubts once and for all

Absolutely fucking disgraceful...


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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seconded.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely right, but why is there a practical news blackout on this shitbag? It's almost as if the British state want him to carry on plotting free from any public scrutiny or something...

Anonymous said...

On a related note - am I the only one who is finding it increasingly hard to watch the mainstream TV news without shouting at the screen like a nutcase? Either I'm mad or they are.

Stef said...

Nope, me as well unfortunately

And if shouting seems a little too passive may I suggest...

http://tinyurl.com/2bxer4

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of a link to a report that gives conclusive evidence that Po-210 was used in the poisoning?

As far as I can see, the evidence thus far has been inferential; yet, it is referred to as a given: see, eg, here.

Wolfie said...

Here, here!

Been doing quite a bit of shouting at the TV last night; the wife too.

Stef said...

As far as I can see, the evidence thus far has been inferential; yet, it is referred to as a given

See also the type of explosives used on 7/7. To the very best of my knowledge no 'official' source has stated what was used yet that it is also another one of those 'givens'

re. the Hansard account you linked to. I think my favourite bit is this...

The deputy prosecutor general's letter says that the Russian constitution currently bars extradition. The Russian authorities have given no indication of a willingness to work with us to address this question. The situation is not unique. For example, other countries have recently amended their constitutions to give effect to the European arrest warrant. Indeed, Russia wants the EU and the UK to open their borders to free movement of people, goods and services as part of an intensification of relations. This needs to be matched by an equal Russian commitment to cross-border judicial co-operation.

Hmmmm, I love the smell of corruption and hypocrisy in the morning

Anonymous said...

Hilariously, Murdoch's propaganda rag the Sun are claiming that MI5 foiled an assassination plot on Berezovsky. Damn those evil Russians!

Stef said...

and not forgetting The Times reporting that the RAF has had to chase off two Russian bombers 'heading towards' British airspace

http://tinyurl.com/23besw

http://tinyurl.com/yrgwex

SteveW said...

Just as an afterthought,compare and contrast with the plight of Gary McKinnon.He is facing a possible 70 year jail sentence for "hacking" into NASA and Pentagon networks.
Hacking in commas because he did little more than waggle doorknobs looking for computers without password protected log-in.
A rather sad script kiddie,logging on from his ex-girlfriends mothers house,no real effort to mask his online indentity/location,walks into an unlocked NASA computer and has a gook poke around for information on Free Energy and UFOs.
Why are the Americans treating him like Morpheus from The Matrix?why draw attention to the fact that your computer networks aren't even password protected?
Mckinnon doesn't really deserve this hounding.He hasn't bombed anyone,he didn't spread radioactive poison across London,he isn't affiliated with any terrorist organisation.
I'm waffling now,maybe Garys story is worthy of a Conspiraloon Central article at some point.
As to Tupelov Bears buzzing our airspace..if I had been in charge of responding,I would have commandeered an air museum and sent an old lightning or phantom with Raymond Baxter doing the reporting for the beeb..Bears..FFS.

Stef said...

I was chatting with someone about Lightnings earlier today

They clearly have a kind of iconic Cold War status for war geeks of a certain age

I remember when I was an ATC cadet years ago walking up to a BAC Lightning for the first time and thinking 'Do people really go up in these!?'. It basically looked like a rocket with a small pilot space and tiny wings tacked-on as an afterthought - not entirely unlike some of the winged suicide devices the Germans and Japanese came out with towards the end of WW2

I also remember being given an orange duster and a can of Mr Sheen, being told to use it to clean the canopy and thinking 'Hasn't the air force got some special stuff to do this?'. You haven't tried to clean a splatted insect off something until you've tried to clean one that has been splatted at Mach 2

but I digress

In hindsight, it was a pretty good design and given the age of the kit the Russians are supposedly throwing at us it might be worth recommissioning a few

They've got to better than that Eurocrap the RAF is trying to bring into service

Stef said...

I shall read up on Gary McKinnon on the morrow, ta...