Monday, October 13, 2008

4 David Davis 4 Freedom: Postscript: Government drops 42 days plan

4 David Davis 4 Freedom: Postscript: Government drops 42 days plan

But Labour will have to be watched closely .... they certainly can't be trusted.

Update: Unfortunately Labour look ready to take advantage of a future terrorist atrocity to ram through this bill, thereby playing their usual naked politics with the national interest. I don't know how they sleep at night.


Letters From A Tory said...

Looks like they are putting forward a new Bill instead of using the Parliament Act. More bribes on the way for the DUP, I suspect.

Man in a Shed said...

Every time I am still shocked by the shear shamelessness of this Labour administration.

As I have argued before what really frightens them is a Madrid type event where they lose an election. The are not motivated by the interests of the country but by the desire to hang onto their gold plated pensions and ministerial limousines.

You can see how this goes.

1) A horrific outrage occurs ( could be any time )
2) Labour Home Sec stands up in Parliement and says we warned you, and I am not going to abolish ancient freedoms with the bill I prepared earlier but the rest of you were too weak on Terrorism to pass.

The point that the outrage would almost certainly not have been stopped by 42 day detention without trial will be lost in the "we must do something" moment. And Labour will have won short term electoral advantage by selling ancient English liberties and rights for a few points ont he polls.

I find Labour to be despicable and beneath contempt.

James Higham said...

Yes, I wonder if an atrocity is in the offing.

Man in a Shed said...

James, I hope that isn't the case and that Lord West's comments are the usual putting national security behind government political interests.