Friday, 20 February 2009

Liberty once unfashionable now...

I'm always impressed by the way some politicians chop and change their views to sit the prevailing fashion, sometimes taking up diametrically opposite views without out blushing. In Sefton we have seen a lot of this -particularly over ID cards.
Anyway the tide is now clearly running in favour of Liberty and as they say there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents ....sadly our sinners have not repented just mounted another bandwagon which they will doubtless dismount when the going gets moderately tough.
Today's crop of 'liberty' stories make interesting reading. The Independent has an analysis of the curbs on civil liberties enacted by the Labour government. Separately David Davis has been looking at the number of imprisonable offences invented by the Government and enacted via secondary legislation.