Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Lisbon Treaty debate and the closing down of debate?

Should anyone want to actually watch that Lisbon Treaty debate and vote that I mentioned the BBC though unimportant then you can do so here. Apparently the European Parliament, in typically democratic style has launched a massive security operation to shut down any protests. This has even gone so far as ITV news apparently being concerned of threats to have their cameras/tapes confiscated if they filmed any of the protests.

Update: Have just been told that the security are now threatening to arrest people in the building for wearing t-shirts with "Too chicken for a Referendum" on them. Praise be for democracy and freedom in action!

4 comments:

ianvisits said...

I note that the broadcast is only available in Windows Media Player though.

That'll delight the Linux fanboys.

dizzy said...

errr I'm watching it in Linux. It's just a codec.

anthonynorth said...

European Parliament. Democracy. Sorry, I don't see the connection.

Anonymous said...

And we have the audacity to denounce the Burmese government.....