Thursday, July 10, 2008

Meanwhile On The Other Side Of The Pond

Without the sanity of a Supreme Court or a codified constitution to stop them, the British authorities are waging war on the habeas corpus rights of their citizens originally enshrined in the Magna Carta over 800 years ago. Sir Bob Geldof has an excellent piece in today's Telegraph in which he writes;

What existential threat do we face greater than those of the past 800 years? What great terror exists today that not civil war, not world war, nor recent other terrorisms could make our forefathers change the fundamental basis of this state? What is so dangerous that our oldest statutes could be upended for such a ha'p'orth of momentary panic?

Wise words to heed on BOTH sides of the Atlantic.

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