- Spyblog on Charles Clarke's apparent misunderstandings of the nature of the EU, biometrics, cross-border police work and civil liberties.
Clarkie boy has also started using massively pointed truisms: "All European parliamentarians ... should face up to the fact that the people who elected them want the European Union to have a strong package of measures to fight terrorism and serious and organised crime." - well yes, yes they probably do, Charles. Just not the ones you're putting forward, you fat fuck.
Oh, and the head of MI5 is being used as political back-up "We also, of course, and I repeat in both our countries and within the EU value civil liberties and wish to do nothing to damage these hard-fought for rights. But the world has changed and there needs to be a debate on whether some erosion of what we all value may be necessary to improve the chances of our citizens not being blown apart as they go about their daily lives."
Yay - let's let the terrorists win just a teensy bit, and see if that works shall we?