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Arrest of an Oppositino Leader in Britain

December 3rd, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s amazing what Britain has come to. A leader of the opposition party was arrested and his House of Commons office searched by the special anti-terror police after he publicized information of government incompetence leaked to him by a civil servant. He was not accused of any crime. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/henryporter/2008/dec/01/damian-green-humanrights.

I don’t worry so much about government overreaching with respect to ordinary citizens. The government has no motive there to go after a person without reason to think he did something wrong. But when it comes to going after political opponents it is time to worry.

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  1. Eric Rasmusen
    March 27th, 2009 at 07:17 | #1

    Wrong, anonymous (why don’t you want anybody to know your name– the accuracy of anonymous comments are always to be suspected).

    Of Green: “He returned to the frontbench under the leadership of David Cameron in 2005 as a spokesman on home affairs and shadow minister for immigration.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damian_Green

    True, he isn’t THE party leader. I said “A” party leader.

    Of course, even arresting untitled members of the opposition party is ominous.

  2. Anonymous
    March 27th, 2009 at 04:18 | #2

    Even if your comically italianised misspelling of ‘opposition’ is overlooked, the fact that Damien Green isn’t a leader of any political party, oppositino or otherwise, discredits your opinion pretty conclusively. Pay attention.

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