Winston Churchill spoke of the need "to proclaim, in fearless tones, the great principles of freedom and the rights of man … Magna Carta, habeas corpus, trial by jury and the common law". These principles were, said Churchill, "the title deeds of freedom … Here is the message of the British and American people to mankind. Let us preach what we practice: let us practice what we preach."
As Blair, too, preaches the spread of western values, he ought to remember what they really mean.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Blair's authoritarian populism is indefensible and dangerous
Jenni Russell thinks that the Prime Minister is either ignorant or disingenuous in his anti-liberties crusade: