Little Red Blogger

This blog looks at radical politics(with a libertarian socialist slant), music and culture. Marx to Mises, Girls Aloud to Steve Reich...

Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Monday, February 28, 2005

Liberties Cheaply Thrown Away

So as Europhobia points out it looks certain that Clarke's ammended anti-terror laws are going to be passed through parliament and that house arrest is going to become a reality in this country. As a Libertarian Socialist this saddens me greatly and shows yet more encroachment by the state on our commonly held freedoms.

This law should not pass...but it will and this is an indicment on our political class and the illiberal Labour party in particular. It also shows one of the dangers of a representative democracy: that of a tyranny of the majority and consequent targetting of minorities. Hopefully this bill will be challenged and stopped in the Lords or in the courts and MP's will get a chance to rethink and hopefully throw out this misguided piece of legislation.