Sunday, November 18, 2007

A very un-British coup

How have we allowed this rolling putsch against our freedom? Where are the principled voices from left and right, the outrage of playwrights and novelists, the sit-ins, the marches, the swelling public anger? We have become a nation that tolerates a diabetic patient collapsed in a coma being tasered by police, the jailing of a silly young woman for writing her jihadist fantasies in verse and an illegal killing by police that was prosecuted under health and safety laws.
From Henry Porter's latest swingeing critique of the erosion of civil liberties in Britain under NuLabour, in today's Observer. Please, go and read the whole thing.

UPDATE 21/11: Henry Porter's personal website, complete with RSS feed of his latest articles, is here.

1 comment:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I will go and read it right now for the situation is very worrying.