Friday, June 23, 2006

Suspect or majority?

Tony Blair: "It's no use saying that in theory there should be no contradiction between the rights of the suspect and the rights of that law-abiding majority." (Times Online)

This undermines the principle that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and sets the scene for arbitrary detention and torture. You have a right not to be blindfolded and subjected to loud music through headphones, not to be forced to hold "stress positions" and deprived of sleep, but Blair would like to take those rights away from you. He would also like the option to out-source torture to his sadistic friends overseas, who care even less for your rights.

Feargal Mooney

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