Sunday, October 12, 2014

Andrew Mitchell warns on civil liberties

It seems we can welcome a new recruit to the civil libertarian cause.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival today, the former Conservative cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell said:
"I think you should all be very careful with a generation of politicians who play fast and loose with the ancient liberties of this country, which our forefathers fought for.
"The time of greatest shame in my Parliamentary career was when Parliament discussed whether people could be detained for 90 days.
"The idea that in Britain you can lock somebody up for 90 days without charging them is absolutely extraordinary.
"I remember not long ago on June 6 - the 70th anniversary of D-Day - where politicians were trumpeting what we fought for in World War Two, it was also the day that it was announced there would be a secret court in Britain."
Read the full report in, of course, the Shropshire Star.


Nick said...

Almost proving that a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.

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