This view that due process is obsolete explains the Prime Minister’s conduct; it explains the connection between extradition without safeguards, detention without trial, Asbos without criminal offences, subjective and discretionary judgments, police powers to arrest, and increasing ministerial powers. They are all characteristic of Blair legislation; they all avoid due process of law.
I wish I could think of an appropriately “offensive and insensitive” epithet to describe Tony Blair. Perhaps “antinomian” would do.
Monday, February 27, 2006
Quangos, scumbags and a pompous donkey
William Rees-Mogg is outraged by a quango's suspension of London's democratically elected Mayor, and by the contempt for due process shown by Tony Blair that led to this situation: