Charles Clark has taken some time off from destroying civil liberties to criticise the "poisonous" liberal media for their criticism of his… destroying civil liberties. Tory Home Affairs spokesman David Davies found that rather hilarious:
"Charles Clarke should realise that you don't defend our way of life by sacrificing our way of life. The evidence shows that in many cases, things that have been enacted in the name of defending our security have actually done nothing to protect the people, and have even resulted in consequences entirely contrary to the government's own intentions.
"It is remarkable that he has chosen to blame the media - especially as his whole strategy seems designed to achieve good headlines for the government rather than effective policies to protect the citizens of this country."