Saturday, June 10, 2006

This dialogue of the deaf is corroding our human rights

"In a democracy, the rule of law matters more than anything, and the human rights of individuals and minorities are at the heart of that rule of law. The Human Rights Act does not stand in the way of modern democratic government. In many respects it makes modern democratic government possible. It explicitly defends both the right to security and the right to civil liberty. Both matter, though not at the total expense of the other. Most people understand this. The real madness is not human rights but the attack on human rights." —Martin Kettle

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