Sunday, January 31, 2010

The laboured assault on civil liberties

"[The rule of law] has been invoked down the ages in the face of oppressive government legislation, but it seems to have been forgotten altogether under this shameless government. Not much evidence that David Blunkett, the author of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, had ever heard of such a concept, much less tried to square his proposals with it. But then, if you prepare your criminal legislation on the basis of the law and order agenda of the editors of the Daily Mail and the Sun, you are bound to find you have drifted far from the port of the rule of law." —Mark George QC

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