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Brown sells off liberty!

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Legacy of Magna Carta sold like a cheap commodity in Exchange and Mart

I am virtually incandescent with rage at the Prime Minister and the Democratic Unionists from Ulster this morning, the right to know why you are being locked up was enshrined in the Magna Carta and it looks as though it was traded like a cheap commodity in Exchange and Mart last night. Lib- Dem Leader Nick Clegg described the deal with the nine Ulster Unionist MPs as “pork barrel politics”.

Between them Gordon Brown and the DUP have brought shame on the House of Commons, trading hundreds of years of British liberty away in order to reinforce the authority of a man not fit to hold the office of Prime Minister and unable to command the wholehearted support of his own party. Without the support of nine MPs from Ulster his plans to summarily lock away people without charge for up to 42 days would have been wrecked along with his nosediving reputation. I fear for the people of South Shields, the UK, and our Muslim communities if this measure is forced through Parliament at the third reading, there can be no doubt that the fight to retain our liberties will go on, the House of Lords will maul the measure and force a battle with the government which could result in the use of the Parliament Act to force the measure through.

Last night’s decision was an utter travesty, some in the Labour Party didn’t want it, the Conservative Party didn’t want it, the Liberal Democrats didn’t want it, the SNP didn’t want it, Plaid Cymru didn’t want it. Only the foolhardy, including Tory rebel Ann Widdicombe and UKIP MP Bob Spink, along with nine grubby DUP members were prepared to support Brown’s hideous clause that would would put Magna Carta on a spike for ever!

One hopes and prays that if the odious retreat in the face of Al Qaeda threats is forced upon us, that the incoming Conservative government will repeal the measure within days of their arrival.

The biggest winner last night was not the people of Ulster, or the people of the UK, or the police, or the government – it was Osama Bin Laden!

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Written by curly

June 12, 2008 at 10:20 am

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  1. Excellent graphic and post, Curly!

    The Lakelander

    June 12, 2008 at 2:44 pm


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