Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Tories to "back" anti-terror laws

Supposedly, the Conservative Party are about to support New Labour's anti-terror legislation.

They will only support certain sections of the government's legislation, but endorse it in principle.

Isn't this the Conservative Party of small government? Of getting government out of people's lives? The Tories undermine any claim they possess to being such things, when they support legislation like this.

Fine, terrorists may be out to cause harm. Such a fact isn't truly in dispute. What is in dispute is holding a terror suspect for 90 days without any charge. How can we ascertain the guilt of this person, without any trial within a criminal court?

Evidently, this is simply another example of New Labour's gross illiberalism.