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Please take a few minutes to read this article, and to think about it. It is quite long, but it makes some interesting, and frightening, points.Update: And I suppose I should have also said, THEN, go and visit Charter 88.
Thanks for the link Ally, it is interesting reading. In the past I have blogged about some of the points raised in the article, because I am very concerned about the way things are going in this country. Sometimes, I do wonder if I'm over-reacting, but deep down I don't think I am. I know this may sound a bit loony, but we need to start paying attention and protecting the rights we still have. If we don't I hate to think what kind of place this will be in 20 years time.
ultimately many people think it worth the price. me? i think they are barmy.I prefer evidence and innocent until guilty. court of law and all that.but the red tops are stirring it
I don't think people do think it's worth the price. I don't think they realise what the price might be. What's funny is that if you go on about this at parties and things you feel like you're just being a misery guts. Is this what Germany was like in the 1930's? No, but there's a flavour.
I DO make the comparison that it may be like Germany in the 30's. The gradual eating away of democracy, and people don't notice, until it's gone.I know that Martin Niemoller's words are often misquoted, and of course, it is not an exact parallel. But it scares me, just the same.Standing up to be counted now is so important. In ten years, it might be too late.
We all need to act, but what can one do? For example, letters to the Cabinet and, sometimes, the Prime Minister’s ofﬁce, are ignored, and the Opposition is not always better. Past leaders, like Sir John Major, perhaps?
I was very curious to see what Charter 88 would make of Cameron's flag waving attack on the Human Rights Act. They seem broadly to support him. This is all very troubling. Admittedly Cameron is on the libertarian side of his party but I can't see the tories supporting anything that would inhibit the ability of big businees to explot people so we'd end up with a load of flannel and no real rights at all.