August 15, 2011
Push Back at Authoritarian Hyperbole
John Kampfner, The Guardian
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Following the riots the gap between professed civil libertarians and the right has narrowed. But police do need support
After 50 years of carrot it's time for some stick, remonstrated the Mail on Sunday. Have the riots hardened the public mood towards law and order, or is this the easy bombast of the headline writer and the politician scuttling home from Tuscany?
When people are being killed, homes destroyed and shops looted, it is no surprise that politicians mock concern over civil liberties. At best they are a distraction, at worst they are at the root of our "sick" and...