So what does the name tee2i mean?

Well it's shorthand for the independence index. This blog takes independence seriously. There's no problem, in principle, with a country being part of a confederation or partnership, the UK is part of NATO. But the EU is a failing confederation and our independence is threatened by continued membership. But there's more to politics than the EU. Neither is politics all about leaning left or rightward on any issue, it's far more subtle than that. It's all down to the quality of life so let's aim high. It's our right to do so.

Speedy voting

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EU style
EU style Gordon Brown may adopt European Union parliamentary voting procedures. He is said to have been impressed by the speed of voting in the Barlaymont. Lists of directives are drawn up by 'researchers' with the appropriate voting intention indicated.When the directive number is called the MEP must quickly put up either a right or left hand to indicate yes or no.Only when a vote is close does the electronic system come into play-three buttons for yes, no and abstain.In this way hundreds of laws can be passed in an hour or so.

Our man in Brussels overheard the Prime Minister chuckle:" By the time the next election comes I could have passed even more laws than Tony. No white papers, no green papers and certainly no Lords' oversight."

Gordon was also impressed by the EU method of allocating 90 seconds per MEP to talk on a subject of their choice.There is no discussion and no questions as the subject is pre-booked .The next speech will be about something completely different. Imagine a Westminster with no Prime Minister's question time, no criticism and no discussion. "Bliss", our man heard him say with a smile.

Tots taught to taunt

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directgovkids
directgovkids I learn that the DfES had set up a website called DirectgovKids in order to teach children about their rights and their society. I was intrigued by the reference to a quiz about naming a police dog and how the site cautions against naming the dog 'Snowflake' as it mimsily asks: “I wonder how many of you knew the term Snowflake is sometimes used among the Afro-Caribbean community in quite a different way?”

Now, I didn't find this out directly on the site as it was rather labyrinthine. I checked that it was a term for white people by simply googling 'snowflake derogatory term'.

How many children would think of naming a police dog Snowflake? How often have you seen a white police dog? The question surely is, why not?

War on drugs lost

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has been lost
has been lost In 1975 there were 5,000 heroin addicts in the UK. Now there are estimated to be 281,000 in England alone. We have the highest level of drug addiction in Europe. Perhaps it's time to admit that the war is lost and that the war may be causing more harm than the drugs.

The USA has spent billions helping build a narco-state in Columbia and other countries are following this pattern.Herbicides used to destroy coca and poppy also destroy the soil. In 1964 The Dangerous Drugs Act marked the beginning of the end of the 'British system' of allowing doctors to prescribe drugs to addicts in a regulated and safe manner.

Khat is legal in the UK and costs £15 per kilo. In the USA ,where it is illegal, it costs over £200. I wonder why?

Immodesty not allowed

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Iran-dress
Iran-dress One hundred and fifty thousand Iranian women were arrested in Iran during a mere four days at the end of April 2007. Their crime? Immodest dress. A spokeswoman for RESPEKT says that this does not detract from the right for British muslim women to wear the veil in all circumstances. British women have, after all, freedom of choice.

Jazzheera News Agency

EU's big feet

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EU lorry
EU lorry Mr.Barroso proudly claims that the EU is leading the world in environmental issues.However, the European parliament moves from Brussels to Strasbourg every month for a four day session. This move involves a carbon footprint of 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide and costs the taxpayer £4 million pounds a day. The report was commissioned by the EU parliament's Green group at an undisclosed cost.

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