Anonymous hacks UK MP Peter Hain
Peter Hain, the political activist who dug up the Lords cricket pitch in an attempt to intimidate the cricket authorities into not playing cricket with the apartheid South Africa, got hacked by the Anonymous political activist collective – and he doesn’t like it.
It’s intimidation he said, adding, “I have had these attacks for 40 years, mostly from racists and fascists.” He’s got a point. Firstly it is intimidation, because the collective has threatened to unleash a film (V for Vendetta) on him. And secondly he’s right about fascists and racists using intimidation. Here’s another recent fascist (and racist) example:
You should be aware that there is a legal basis in the UK — the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act — which would allow us to take action to arrest Mr. Assange in the current premises of the embassy… We sincerely hope that we do not reach that point, but if you are not capable of resolving this matter of Mr Assange’s presence in your premises, this is an open option for us.
That is also intimidation. It says, “if you don’t do what we want, we can use force to come and get what we want.”
Hypocrisy, thy name is Hain (and Hague and Cameron and Clegg – otherwise known as the UK parliamentary collective).