Monday, March 07, 2005

The security trap - New Labour's gamble on terrorism

The UK government is delighted to offer an unacceptable security bill at this time, because they calculate - with despicable cynicism - that there could be a terrorist outrage before the election. The only security they care about is the security of their seats in parliament, their tickets for the gravy train. The calculation is that a terrorist outrage before the election might turn the electorate against them, as it did in Spain with various complications, but that trapping the opposition into opposing a security bill will acquit the government of responsibility. Somebody should tell people about this, explain it to the public, so that New Labour's cynical gamble on terrorism, security and the election doesn't work.


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