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February 25, 2006

Jenni Russell

Will wonders never cease? Freedom and liberty from The Guardian?

Four years ago, just after 9/11, an American judge wrote a warning that is worth repeating. Andrew Napolitano said: "In a democracy, personal liberties are rarely diminished overnight. Rather, they are lost gradually, by acts of well-meaning people, with good intentions, amid public approval. But the subtle loss of freedom is never recognised until the crisis is over and we look back in horror. And then it is too late."

Damn right. Civil Contingencies Act, ID cards, Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, Police and Serious Crimes Act.....would hanging the poltroons from the lamposts in Parliament Square be a demonstration under the meaning of the Act?

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Well, many people consider a hung Parliament would be a good thing...

Posted by: Pete Gray | Feb 25, 2006 9:58:13 AM

Amen

Posted by: Gorse Fox | Feb 25, 2006 10:16:40 AM

I'm at least as worried about the erosion of freedom of expression, including the fact that too many are too satisfied about the strange way some limits seem to have been placed on the "incitement to hatred" Mk II.

Posted by: Juan Golblado | Feb 25, 2006 11:16:44 PM

The Jenni Russells of this world make me sick. So much of what they complains of was determined from May 1, 1997. Yet now they're all surprised.

They wanted Blair, they got him. Who are they to complain now?

Posted by: Geoff | Feb 26, 2006 1:29:18 PM