If you’re reading this, chances are you already read the Libertarian party blog, but on the off chance you don’t go and read this.
A very compelling argument for why the use of the civil contingencies act is most unlikely at this time. I find myself pretty much unable to argue with a single point of it. Most compelling of course is that Gordon Brown has a well proven track record of bottling it.
Whilst this has been extensively covered elsewhere I thought it worth mentioning that the work done by FitWatch has been picked up by the mainstream media in the Guardian. Unequivocal proof that the Police even before the new counter terrorism laws were monitoring and recording the activities of people, especially photographers and journalists, whom have done nothing more than be in the vicinity of legal demonstrations.
I’ve always considered that any article which starts out with a disclaimer, or sentence which contains a phrase along the lines of “I’ve nothing against… but…” to be inherently suspect and likely to indicate a certain weakness of argument. Which is why I’m somewhat hesitant in writing this as it can to an extent be boiled down to: “I’ve nothing against people protesting but I do wish they’d think about it and do it well”.