Thursday, August 25, 2005

Deportation warning angers Clarke

Charles Clarke says that the UN worries too much about the human rights of terrorists and not enough about their victims. But if the men he wants to deport are terrorists, why is he sending them out into the wider world to do more harm? If they are terrorists they should be prosecuted, convicted and put out of circulation. Surely he owes that to their victims, past and future?

Our government shows less respect for the law with every day that passes. This latest initiative is pure PR - designed for the readers of the "Daily Mail" and "The Sun". Clarke knows that if the Opposition challenges what he is doing, it will be seen as "soft" on terrorism. In degrading its education system, Britain did more than make itself uncompetitive in the world of commerce. It now has a population as ignorant of the principles of a free society as the brainwashed peasants of a totalitarian state. Our democracy is turning into a thuggery contest every bit as ugly as the scenes on our city streets every Saturday night.

1 comment:

levee said...

Wow. That's a very good point Tom. I hadn't thought about it that way before! Prosecution seems much more sensible than deportation.