Thursday, January 25, 2007

At last, some common sense. Who'd have thought it?

The director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald, put himself at odds with the home secretary and Downing Street last night by denying that Britain is caught up in a "war on terror" and calling for a "culture of legislative restraint" in passing laws to deal with terrorism.

Sir Ken warned of the pernicious risk that a "fear-driven and inappropriate" response to the threat could lead Britain to abandon respect for fair trials and the due process of law....

Sir Ken (great name) should be highly commended for speaking truth to power. At last some common sense.

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