Sunday, October 29, 2006

Henry Porter in the Observer

Porter now occupies the role that Nick Cohen used to have in the Observer. He is the columnist who makes you cheer by exposing this government's assault on liberty.

Today's piece is especially good:
What runs through all this seems to be a rather surprising dislike of the British people. It was once possible to believe the government's unusual attention to law, order and behaviour was benevolent yet ill-conceived. Now it looks more like the result of late-onset sociopathy, influenced by a long period in power and the degenerate entanglement between Downing Street and the seething red-top newspapers.

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