Monday, 16 July 2007
28 DAYS LATER!
Right then, where to start. Individual liberty or the freedom of the 'masses', safety and security against an enemy that our leaders have hyped to the max; feeding and fueling a fear that has increased with every action and reaction of the government. It's time for Britain to stop being Americas lap dog, and sever it's 'special relationship', that might be a start to improving our security, but don't fuck it up by following the US example of some sort of Guantanamo style security measures. An argument for longer detention without trial is that it takes a long time gathering evidence i.e mobile phone and computer records, therefore a simple solution is to lock up suspects for longer, well what about another solution; why don't the police work a bit fuckin' harder and put in some more overtime and sort out their resources rather than pushing human rights to the limit, and increasing resentment in certain parts of the world toward Britain. The lessons of history shouldn't be ignored, after all internment in Northern Ireland during the 1970's worked well, not; it just saw an increase in terrorist attacks, and a clamp down on not just individuals rights, but also the rights of the general population who couldn't move without having to pass through an army checkpoint. At present we are living in dangerous times in more ways than one, what about the future when these proposed laws could be enforced on anyone who speaks out, protests or gets involved in direct action against those who are governing them. Now that is the real threat to our safety and security.