Blair government gives two fingers to the constitution
Hey, it was predictable, right? The Lords is only the highest court in the land - why the hell should the government listen to them when they vote 8 to 1 that the detention without charge of terror suspects is illegal? And who's this Lord Hoffman chap to tell them that "The real threat to the life of the nation, in the sense of a people living in accordance with its traditional laws and political values, comes not from terrorism but from laws such as these"?
After all, until we introduce a supreme court the Law Lords are not democratic because of some guff they always spout about separation of powers. I mean, so what if the Cabinet sits within the legislature and so, by the same logic the government uses to discredit the Law Lords, has no right to say anything?
We're talking about TERRORISM here, people. This is a TIME OF CRISIS. It's no time for petty legal wrangling. WE COULD ALL BE KILLED IN A MASSIVE EXPLOSION OR THROUGH EVIL BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND STUFF AT ANY MOMENT. Are you really going to allow some old man in a wig tell you that nice, smiling Tony is wrong? Hey - your super, soaraway Sun (and that lovely Mr Murdoch) agrees with Tony, and WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO TAKE A CONTRARY VIEW, EH?
Hey, look, that nice Mr Clarke says that these so-called judges are wrong, and so does that lovely Mr Straw, so they must be. He seems to agree with that nice Mr Blukett about these sort of airy fairy, libertarian nonsense being almost as dangerous as the TERRORISTS CHARGING AT US OUT OF THE SKY ARMED WITH LOTS OF BOMBS!
Nosemonkey would like to make clear that he fully supports the Blair government in every single decision that it ever makes, and will never dare dissent in any way, shape or form, as it is abundantly clear that that would simply aid the TERRORISTS WITH THEIR BOMBS.
CHRISTMAS IS EXACTLY THE TIME OF YEAR THEY ARE MOST LIKELY TO STRIKE! GAS ATTACKS! BOMBS! DIRTY BOMBS! HIJACKINGS! A SOLDIER WITH A MACHINE GUN ON EVERY STREET CORNER! MANDATORY BIOMETRIC ID FOR EVERY CITIZEN! FEAR! TERROR! ONLY THE LEADER CAN SAVE US! NO ONE ELSE IS CAPABLE OF LEADING US TO VICTORY OVER THE EVIL, FREEDOM-HATING TERRORISTS!
(Nosemonkey is hungover and really quite incredibly filled with rage)
Edit: Oh, and nominate me - you know it makes sense. If you don't you're only supporting the terrorists.