My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


I See He Has Some Spine Domestically, Too

Tony Blair raised the stakes in the battle over anti-terrorism laws last night by declaring his readiness to fight the general election on putting the security of the country before civil liberties.

This is a bold move by Blair, one that could trigger a bit of a poltical problem:

The Government now faces 24 hours of brinkmanship with peers, which could trigger the most serious constitutional clash since Labour came to power in 1997.

If neither side backs down, the Government could lose the Bill, which replaces existing powers to detain foreign terrorist suspects, due to expire on Sunday.

It is, however, passing strange that in England the liberals have to fight over the conservatives to get security measures passed, while it seems to be just the opposite on this side of the pond.

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