Thursday, June 07, 2007

More liberties

John Reid's mission in his last three weeks as Home Secretary seems to be to remove what vestiges of freedom remain in the face of the terrorism threat that seems to be at times of cataclysmic proportions, usually when a new anti-terrorism law is being suggested Though only a discussion document at this stage, which is due to be launched later today but he told BBC News at 7am of the contents regardless, it proposes virtual internment of anyone suspected of terrorism (seemingly whether there is evidence or not), and using a range of controversial data, collected in dubious ways, to prove guilt. At a time when multiculturalism is on the agenda surely there must be a reading of these measures that it is going to get more and more uncomfortable in the UK if you happen to be of Asian appearance.

Taking Liberties

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