Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sir Ian Blair MUST go now

Just been reading this post over on Iain Dale's Diary.

I was horrified although not surprised to read the following:

Sir Ian said the British people should 'brace themselves for a truly appalling act of terror'. He said that following this act of barbarism 'people would be talking quite openly about internment', giving the impression that he would be leading the pro-internment lobby. No doubt he will find a willing supplicant in the tougher than tough Home Secretary John Reid.

Its not the threat of terrorist attack which worries me, its the ongoing erosion of our civil liberties, long held, hard won freedoms.

There is a quote often used by people dicussing this so its a bit of a cliche but it still rings true:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

People must wake up to this, we have to stop talking about this in our little special interest groups and make it a significant mainstream issue.

Lets get this story out there. I don't see it in the papers or mentioned on the News or Political shows this morning.

1 comment:

Liam said...

Hey - glad you have picked up this story too. And thanks for the tips on URLs =)

Thanks for the message.