UK Civil Liberties - New Labour's Record
New Labour recently passed a milestone of being longest ever
continuous Labour government.
It seems an appropriate time to look back and review their years
The most important factor on which to judge any government is its
commitment to civil liberties. New Labour has a dreadful record on
this issue. As time progresses this government seems to be getting
bolder in its contempt for human rights in the UK.
In particular current Home Secretary
David "Big" Blunkett
is an illiberal, authoritarian politician who once
talked of "airy-fairy civil liberties" and branded those who dared disagree with him as "intellectual pygmies".
These pages contain a short overview of some of New Labour's worst
attacks on basic civil liberties in the UK. Once you've read them, you might
like to reconsider whether you trust this government with compulsory
National Identity Cards.
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