Blair/Brown make me sick
I really would like to know how our Squaddies feel everytime they return from overseas to see the freedoms and liberties that they are supposedly fighting/dying for (as Brown stated earlier this week infront of his master GWB) being systematically eroded in the name of Terrorism/Peodophiles/Drugs/"Over-Hyped-Fear-Of-The-Week".
Their flimsy empty excuse for extending detention without charge to 42-days was that it is taking longer to sift through the huge amounts of accumulated data. This Accumulated data is only going to increase and hard-disks grow. Encryption strengths will get stronger, too. What will they do? Detain people for the rest of their natural lives until they finally find some scrap of evidence that the chappie may have parked on a double-yellow-line at some time in their past life...
Whatever happened to "INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY"?
On top of all that, sooner or later we'll be stuck with some even worse government that really will mis-use these laws.
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up." Pastor Martin Niemöller.
Note that the above persons only needed to be "accused".