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

Friday, March 11, 2005

A Bad Bill Passes? Beowulf Watches as Parliamentarians Light Their Cigars with the Magna Carta.

Well it looks like a deal has been cooked up and the right of British citizens to a fair trial, along with presumption of innocence before guilt have been consigned to the dustbin of history. This abysmal piece of legislation will most probably pass and the game of parliamentary ping pong will come to an end.

Charles Clarke has compromised on the sunset clause instituting it in all but name there by allowing the government to save some measure of face. I do not think this bill will ultimately hold and like its predecessor will face challenges in the courts. It is a bad, flawed and rushed piece of legislation as has been stated by parliamentarians of all parties any number of times, yet the bill will pass as will our liberties..