Labour's ineffective authoritarianism is the wrong response to the serious, complex challenges we face. Our approach has to be different. Our duty is clear: to be the defenders of security and freedom. ID cards that waste money and won't work: wrong. Investment in proper security measures: right. Confused legislation that misses the target: wrong. Clear legislation that thwarts terrorists: right.
We have a chance to make a difference by opposing ID cards and amending the Government's glorification clause. I hope that MPs on every side will join us in the long term interests of security and freedom.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Security vs authoritarianism
David Cameron is none-too-impressed over Blair's political games on terrorism: