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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Freedom shackled


Being forced to accept the status quo without comment is NOT neutrality.

© Noddy 
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Friday, June 06, 2014

A Life to Give


A Life to Give from Stirling University Production on Vimeo.

I might just ken a loon involved in helping put a' this agither. 

© Noddy
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Landshark Mk.II


Following on from the blinder played by T. Mayhem re Supernintendos, here is her latest plan to replace Polis dugs.

© Bumpy the Dog 
Published by Toy Town™ Times 

Friday, February 28, 2014

A certain age.....


This month I exceeded the limit.

28 day rolling contract begun. Do your worst.

© Noddy 
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Polishambles

The Blog has been neglected for a while so as Part 1 of the reorganisation I have imported some Twitterati links and updated them on the sidebar under Police blogs. 

If you have been missed out, give us a shout. 

© Noddy
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Back o' the bus



A wee sampler of Cabrach Community Radio.

© Noddy 
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sing Along

Cabrach Radio

Now also available at the back o' the bus on Twitter.

© Noddy 
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Monday, September 09, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More Myanmar misery



Dear friend

Yesterday (Monday 22nd April) was a significant and sad day for Burma. It provided a striking example of the growing disconnect between the reality on the ground in Burma, and the policies of the international community, including British government policy.

The day started with the BBC releasing a shocking video of the anti-Muslim attacks which took place in the Burmese town of Meiktila last month. Police stood by doing nothing as Muslims were beaten and burned, and shops and homes destroyed. You can view the video here.

Human Rights Watch then published a new report, ‘All You Can Do Is Pray’, which provided evidence of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity against the ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. The report included evidence of Burmese authorities involvement in crimes against humanity. You can read the report here.

Later the same day European Union Foreign Ministers met and decided to lift all sanctions against Burma except the arms embargo. This is despite multiple violations of international law still taking place, and the fact that the EU’s own benchmarks for improvements in human rights have not been met.

Our press release, which includes details on how those benchmarks have not been, met is here.

The Democratic Voice of Burma also published an article by the Director of Burma Campaign UK on how the EU is ignoring human rights, available here.

Perhaps just as bad as the lifting of sanctions was the statement from the EU, which is a significant misrepresentation of what is taking place in Burma, downplaying and ignoring problems, and talking up small positives.  It’s a rose-tinted view of Burma which ignores the facts and the serious human rights abuses still taking place. You can read it here.

In an editorial, the Daily Telegraph said that it was ‘deeply embarrassing’ that British Foreign Secretary William Hague agreed to the lifting of sanctions. The Telegraph warned that the EU’s credibility is damaged by lifting sanctions despite human rights benchmarks not being met, and that the EU is now relying of the regime's goodwill to make further reforms. You can view the editorial here.

A key factor in the shameful approach by the EU is the fact that Foreign Secretary William Hague has abandoned the former policy of putting human rights first in making Burma policy. Without Britain’s strong voice for human rights within the EU, countries like Germany, which always wanted to prioritise trade, get their own way. Worse, the British government now seems to be trying to compete with Germany in downplaying human rights and promoting trade.

Sanctions are gone now, but the human rights abuses remain. Burma Campaign UK will campaign to persuade the British government to put human rights first in its Burma policy. We will be in touch with you soon with campaign actions. The people of Burma still need our support, now more than ever. We will keep campaigning for human rights for all the people of Burma.

Thank you for your support.

Anna Roberts

Executive Director
Burma Campaign UK

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Champions!

It's been bloody hard work being a Chelsea fan, but at feckin last!

© Noddy 
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shuttlecockups

DC at one of his private parties gave some helpful advice in return for a cool 250,000 beer tokens, "Please fill a jerry can with pasties and stamps. You don't want to take a chance on shortages." ... and look at the photo they got of him.

© Noddy

Published by Toy Town™ Times

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Up in the tropics....



Corking day up here in the frozen north, a mere 17c.


Sunsets to die for captured by colleagues.

© Noddy
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Lady

Passing on a message close to my heart......

Dear friend

Today sees the release of The Lady in UK cinemas. This is a major new film about Aung San Suu Kyi directed by Luc Besson and starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis.

The Lady is based on the life story of inspirational Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Starting with the assassination of her father Aung San, Burma's independence hero, the film follows Aung San Suu Kyi's incredible journey to lead Burma's struggle for democracy, her imprisonment by the regime, and the love and support of her husband Michael Aris, the Oxford academic. The dictatorship refused to allow him to visit Aung San Suu Kyi one last time before his tragic death from cancer.

You can watch a trailer here.

In an interview with Burma Campaign UK, Michelle Yeoh said that she hopes people are inspired by the film to find out more about Burma:

"The most important thing for us is to create an awareness. The cause is so vital, we want people to understand what is happening there and not to take for granted what you have. We have democracy but reach out your hand to people who are still fighting for theirs."

Burma Campaign UK worked behind the scenes with producers back in 2007 to get the film started. This is just one of the many ways in which Burma Campaign UK works behind the scenes to raise awareness about Burma and make sure the world does not forget Burma's struggle for freedom.

Please support our work for freedom in Burma and make a donation here.

Thank you.
Anna
Burma Campaign UK

© Noddy
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Friday, December 09, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

ayePhone shockeroonee




Fit like loons and quines?


It's a sair fecht, but yon new fangled ayePhones cannae deal wi' the doric twang.

Big up tae the Polisman, fars obviously been affa weel brocht up - and clearly nae fae Mastrick.

© Noddy
Published by Toy Town™ Times

Monday, August 29, 2011

Weather Warning


Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a Scottish Summer.


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