Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Casey Delivers Some 'Sobering' Waffle

Good to see Blair's pet New Labour 'Respect' project is alive and well and doing the rounds of the lapdogs at the BBC. It's in the sober hands of the once discredited 'respect tsar', Louise Casey.

Casey, the government's 'crime and communities adviser' (sic) undertook the year-long cabinet office review on justice and criminality which is full of the usual NewLabourSpeak and waffle. 

She was once one of Blair's New Labour darlings - charged with implementing one of Blair's most cherished domestic projects - the 'Respect' agenda - which caused more problems that it could hope to solve. 

But the woman chosen by Blair to put respect back into our life scored an own-goal over an expletive-sprinkled speech in which she joked about binge drinking.

In a recording of the speech to senior police officers, leaked to the Daily Mail, Casey was reported as telling her audience: "I suppose you can't binge drink any more because lots of people have said you can't do it. I don't know who bloody made that up; it's nonsense ... Doing things sober is no way to get things done."

The National Association of Probation Officers (Napo) said at the time: "Her outburst seemed to be wholly unacceptable behaviour. I would have thought it was a breach of the civil service code. Now she has been promoted. It's extraordinary." 

Nothing changes much in the cock-eyed world of New Labour. 

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