“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
What does "modernity" have to do with repressive government?
Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, is not impressed by Tony Blair's latest ramblings that "modernity" justifies ID cards whatever the costs to freedom:
"At this stage in his career, he might reflect more and patronise less. Does the public that he claims to speak for really want a future devoid of all the rights and freedoms which previous generations of Britons fought to defend?"