Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Day of Shame

So Brown and his cronies have done it - 6 weeks without charge, just for being suspected of terrorist involvement. 40 Labour MPs can hold their heads high tonight, but not the member for Stockton South. Ms Taylor showed again that she meekly follows wherever her leader goes. It's been proved over long bloody conflicts that interment doesn't work. In my lifetime Northern Ireland proved the point. Yet here we go again - lock them up just in case.
And somehow, Parliament is going to be able to decide whether to give the police permission to extend beyond 28 days (which shouldn't have been introduced anyway). Quite how is this going to work? Debate in camera with everyone sworn to secrecy? Debate with no evidence? Vote with no debate? Heaven help the mother of Parliaments. Senility seems to be taking its toll.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them, and all that.

I suspect the Lords will slap this one down, and it won't actually get through before the election.

Of course, we're looking at a Tory landslide and Nadine Dorries getting somewhere near power, so that's small comfort, but...