Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Loss of freedom in the guise of protection?


Gordon Brown also took on Mr Davis's argument that 42-day detention was a breach of civil liberties yesterday by suggesting that terrorists using modern up-to-date technologies could not be fought with a “head-in-the-sand” approach.
Without mentioning Mr Davis, Mr Brown strongly defended the use of CCTV, ID cards and the DNA database, declaring that they protected liberties rather than damaged them. Britain must be ready to use 21st-century solutions to deal with 21st-century threats of global terrorism, he argued.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article4160428.ece

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have these fat cats ever considered that immigration and war is the cause of all our woes?

This law will be used to jail nationalists, and I'm stunned the BNP aren't standing to defend British liberties and argue that immigrants have caused terror in our borders, and not us.

Simon Smith said...

I've heard that Brown may have some form with children. I don't know the details - which could explain how he has found himself in the position he is in.

Brown seems like a clever fool to me. He may even believe he "leads" the nation...

Anonymous said...

"Brown seems like a clever fool to me. He may even believe he "leads" the nation..."

I wouldn't call him clever. He looks like roadkill trapped in the headlights. A man trying to be what he isn't for money, and 15 minutes of fame.

tonydj said...

"He who would trade Liberty for Safety deserves neither"....... Benjamin Franklin

Usualy you get neither.


An issue which hsa NEVER been fully debated or explained to me is why we NEVER had these sort of draconian laws during the IRA terror campaign

Anonymous said...

"An issue which hsa NEVER been fully debated or explained to me is why we NEVER had these sort of draconian laws during the IRA terror campaign

18 June 2008 09:08"

I'd like that explained to me too. Time to start writing to the MP's who voted in favour of this?

Kevin Hughes said...

When we are finally inside the EU THESE TERROR LAWS will be used purely for dissidents.Then the jails will be emptied of all the state controlled junkies to make way for people like us.

Anonymous said...

"Then the jails will be emptied of all the state controlled junkies to make way for people like us."


I agree, which is why I'm stunned that the BNP are silent. May be they are state run afterall.

Richard Chadfield said...

I agree, which is why I'm stunned that the BNP are silent. May be they are state run afterall.

18 June 2008 10:01
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They are either state run or seen by the state as useful fools.
Richard Chadfield

Anonymous said...

>>They are either state run or seen by the state as useful fools.
Richard Chadfield<<

Both, Richard.

The leaders are run by the state, and the membership is composed of useful fools.

Buy one, get the other free.

Anonymous said...

During a speech after the 42-day rule was pushed through, Brown made a slip of the tongue.

Brown commented that those who had opposed it (MP's included), should themselves be seen as 'terrorists'.

A warning if there ever was one.

Anonymous said...

>>An issue which has NEVER been fully debated or explained to me is why we NEVER had these sort of draconian laws during the IRA terror campaign
tonydj<<

Yes, it's amazing just what the government DIDN'T do when the IRA 'terror' was at it's height.

Odd too, how IRA outrages always seemed to take place just when the government was facing some new scandal, or when it wanted to force through some law that was against the British people.

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