I felt really ill last night after I had watched the result of the vote from the House of Commons, so ill in fact, that I was in bed before Midnight! This from a person who normally goes to bed around Three a.m.
I am thinking about the far wider implications regarding this issue. Forty two days is a very long time. Six whole weeks of a persons life, where that person is shut away from their friends and family. The person will lose their job, possibly even their home. Even if, at the end of their incarceration, they are released without any charges being levied against them. What will happen to them then? Their lives will be ruined. Their reputation in tatters.
Paltry compensastion of 3000 per day over twenty eight days will never compensate them for the humiliation, interrogation, and loss of freedom they will have suffered.
The government “won” the vote by only nine votes. There are nine Ulster Unionist M.P.'s sitting at Westminster. Work it out for yourselves. What were they bribed with, how much was offered to them to throw their weight behind the government?
How much British Taxpayers cash was offered to these Ulster Unionists, still led by the “Rev” Ian Paisley? Gordon Brown said, in a Press Conference that the only “concession” offered to these M.P.'s was a veto on the Embryo Bill, or something. Frankly, I do not believe it. Nor should you.
Gordon Brown is desparate to score “Brownie Points”, and to be seen by the British Public as being “strong on Terrorism.” This whole issue had become a Crusade for him. Isn't it somewhat ironic that his “crusade” is aimed directly at the Muslim population of Great Britain?
Make no mistakes about it, it's the Muslims who will suffer the most if ever this draconian law ever becomes law.
It now has to go to the House of Lords, and Labour does not have a majority there. Most of the Lords are against this, and will, no doubt, give this Bill a rough ride when it comes before them.
On the same day, “Secret Documents” were “somehow” left on a train seat. These Documents were regarding very sensitive information regarding Iraq and Al Quaida.
They were “handed in” by another passenger to the BBC of all people.
This stinks! Put yourself in the place of that “passenger”. If you had found an Orange Cardboard envelope on a train, and you opened it to see what was inside, then, having skimmed through those seven pages, you realised that you should not be reading this stuff, and that it was, indeed, “Top Secret”, what would you have done with them?
The BBC would have been the last people that I would have handed in to. I would have taken it straight to the nearest Police Station!
Were these Documents left behind “on purpose”, on the day of that crucial House of Commons vote?
Make up your own minds.
Whatever, it is a very, very sad day for British Democracy.
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