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Labour government plans infringement of civil liberties. Film at 11.00.

Posted by That Other Mike on 07/12/2007

Is there anything they won’t play politics with? It’s disturbing to see this wholesale abandonment of the concept of the rule of just law and civil liberties using the rhetoric of anti-terrorism. We know it will be abused; a heckler at the Labour Party conference was detained under the Terrorism Act, a couple protesting peacefully were detained under the same, and in October 2005 Sally Cameron was held in police custody for four hours after being arrested under the Terrorism Act for walking on a cycle path!

Can we trust the increasingly authoritarian UK government to really safeguard our civil liberties and not misuse the Act? I don’t think so.

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2 Responses to “Labour government plans infringement of civil liberties. Film at 11.00.”

  1. “We will robustly prosecute anyone who breaches these new security measures because they have been introduced by the Government and we are obliged to enforce them.”

    *Thinks* Now, what does that remind me of…?

  2. Mike said

    What a load, though; the police selectively enforce all the time.

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