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Civil Liberties

Posted by Simon Stewart, Monday, September 24, 2001

Sorry, chaps. Your world has just changed. The terrorists have won!

You are about to see the grossest assault on your civil liberties since the 2nd World War.

Already, the boy prefect and his fags are set for an attack on civil and human rights in this country. And don’t look to the bien passant of the metropolitan elite to defend them - they’ll be too busy arguing in the Guardian.

The government is proposing to introduce identity cards, restrict the recently passed human rights legislation and compile yet another Prevention of Terrorism Act. As if the last one wasn’t badly enough thought out and written.

Just how many of you are going to be there when identity cards come in because the state will load the legislation with fines and replacement charges. Where will you be then?