Sunday, October 21, 2007

The mantra of the Whitehall Taliban

"The only real defence of Blair’s 'liberty, democracy and freedom' is to demand, constantly and tediously, that each extension of state power be justified as proportionate, cost-effective and consonant with these values. The onus should be on the executive to justify intrusion and repression, not on individuals to resist it. There is no way that ID cards pass this test." —Simon Jenkins

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