Sunday, May 03, 2015

The importance of Magna Carta to British society today

Forget David Starkey. The best guide to the importance of Magna Carta to us 900 years on is Marriott Edgar.

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In Memoriam - G B 1215

Magnificent Charter, now capitalist dross,
auld Magna Carta took a turn for the worse,
grey men distorting democracy, subverting
notions of freedom. Conspiring
anarchists adopt anodyne wording:
‘Changing our laws to protect ourselves at home;’*
annihilating revered habeas corpus;
rhetorical pragmatist patently used
terrorist activity as a valid excuse;
aberrant paranoia fuelled liberty’s loss.

*Tony Blair Hansard