Thursday, November 10, 2005

Blair defeated in critical vote.

Thank goodness. It depresses me that we even have to have this argument to be honest. The idea of 90 days without trial should be a repellent one to anyone who believes in basic justice.

I think even ignoring the human rights issue, the fact is that internment (which is really what this is) does not work. What many people don't realise is that the police get it wrong, and on something as difficult to work out, they get it wrong a lot. However, the people they might well accuse are those who were probably swaying on the issue of terrorism. Being thrown in jail without charge for 3 whole months may not cause them to attack innocent people, but they might be more inclined to help those who would. They certainly will never come to the police with information again.

The sad thing is is Tony Blair seems to truly believe he is doing the right thing. Its so true that those who believe wholeheartedly in their cause are capable of doing the most harm.


At 12:36 PM GMT-5, Blogger the prisoner said...

Living in a country already full of these kinds of laws, I am glad you are spared. Hopefully, the US Congress will wake up and take back control from our president as well.


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