Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Charles Clarke Cannot Last Long

Charles Clarke cannot remain in his position of home secretary for very long now. He is in big trouble over the failure of the Home Office to deport a large number of released foreign prisoners, some of whom have gone on to commit serious offences. He now admitted that the Home Office was unable to track down the whereabouts of many of these ex-prisoners. This is yet another embarassment for the Labour government.

18 comments:

Palm boy said...

So they just released a bunch of felons on society?

Jim said...

Any relation to Matthew Clarke?

Redeemed said...

lol, palm boy.

I'm a bit worried, fugitives tend to flee to canada. Better lock up those doors tonight......

Carey said...

Haha... maybe I should take some karate and/or pepper mace when I come visit...

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Jim, who is Matthew Clarke? Not seen any bloggers going by that name.

PB, indeed.

Sarah, I am sure you plenty of your own bad guys.

Carey, being scary again?

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Libbie said...

It's absolutely untenable, and I hope one the victims takes out a civil suit against the Home Secretary for not deporting their attacker before he re-offended.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Quite so.

Redeemed said...

Carey, I took karate, and as for peper mace, some pet shops sell them.

I think we are fully equipped.

Carey said...

Haha... watch out! Males beware!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sarah, if you do not mind my asking, do you think it is acceptable for Christians to practice Karate?

I have never practised, so you know the art better, but I have always been of the view that Karate is rather suspect because of its association with Eastern mysticism.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

The IBEX Scribe said...

Matthew, are you going ask next if it is acceptable for Christians to fight with light sabers because of their association with the force?

Not all karate (or other martial arts) is taught with spiritual elements. If it is used for exercise and self-defense I can see no inherent problem with it. I would have to agree with comments you made elsewhere about Yoga, however, as it is definitely rooted in ungodly spirituality.

Redeemed said...

I don't approve of it now, no, but when I practiced karate it was between the ages of 9 to 11!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sarah, thanks for clarifying.

Angie, you may know more about Karate than I do.

Even if I was persuaded that it was acceptable, I think I would feel uncomfortable about it.

It is a background thing. People from Fundamentalist backgrounds are often uncomfortable about alcohol. My Charismatic background taught that all martial arts were demonic. Thus, I have grown up being very suspicous of them.

I would be uncomfortable about my children getting involved with them, if I had any.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

My parents wouldn't allow me to take karate when I was little. I wanted to so badly. Now, I can understand their reasoning behind their decision. I think self-defence is useful, but I think we could do without the Eastern mysticism crud.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Carey.

Carey said...

Uhh... you're welcome?

Palm boy said...

Carey:
"Haha... watch out! Males beware!"

What did we do??
*Looks around warily*

Hey, whats wrong with lightsabers? :D

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