Friday, 19 July 2013
"Just Say No To More Human Rights Abuses"
Just brilliant isn't it? They legally poison our food, water, and air, they hide cures for Cancer and HIV from us, but they don't want us to bang our poor heads??????????
"You Just Couldn't Make This Shit Up"
Campaigners fighting to bring in a law to make all cyclists wear helmets say they are doing it 'for the public benefit'.
Three years ago the States voted to make cycle helmets compulsory for under 18s, but it is yet to become law.
The Chief Minister has called an urgent meeting to review the matter and in light of two crashes in two months on Beaumont Hill, two politicians want to amend that law to include every cyclist.
Paul Channing lost his life in May and another 35-year-old man is currently fighting for his in Southampton Hospital. It's believed neither cyclist was wearing a helmet.
The last time this was brought to the States, it was rejected by one vote, but Deputy Andrew Green and Constable John Refault are keen to try again.
However, those who fought the proposition argued politicians were interfering with the public's choice.
Con Refault said: "Yes we are, but we're doing it for the public benefit.
"I'd rather have someone with a broken leg and still have a fully functioning brain than like the last two cyclists on Beaumont Hill, one losing his life and the other may well suffer life changing brain injuries.
"I don't want to see that again and if making people put the equivalent of a seat belt on - a cycle helmet - then that for me is the right way to go."