Azara Blog: John Reid wants more dictatorial powers

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Date published: 2006/08/09

The BBC says:

Britain might have to modify its freedoms in the short term in order to prevent their "misuse and abuse" by terrorists, John Reid has said.

He conceded that was never an easy request, but it was up to everyone to ask "what price our security, at what cost can we preserve our freedoms".

The UK faced its "most sustained period of severe threat since the end of World War II", the home secretary warned.

More weasel words from the Blair government. Perhaps Reid will kindly tell us exactly which freedoms he and Blair intend to remove. You can guarantee these will not affect Reid and his ilk, instead they will target Muslims, and will allow the government to lock up whoever they want for whatever reason they want, with no need to prove the victim is guilty in a court of law. And perhaps Britain would not be facing the alleged "sustained period of severe threat" if the Blair government was not perpetually supporting the dreadful actions against Muslims by the American and Israeli governments.

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