Friday, November 28, 2008

Arresting the Opposition

No, the title isn't a pun about stopping the opposition in its tracks. It is about the government actually having an opposition politician arrested.

And why? His alleged connection to a Home Office Whistle blower. And what breaches of national security did this mole apparently reveal? This:

"(The arrest) follows a series of leaks, including:

The November 2007 revelation that the home secretary knew the Security Industry Authority had granted licences to 5,000 illegal workers, but decided not to publicise it.

The February 2008 news that an illegal immigrant had been employed as a cleaner in the House of Commons.

A whips' list of potential Labour rebels in the vote on plans to increase the pre-charge terror detention limit to 42 days.

A letter from the home secretary warning that a recession could lead to a rise in crime."
So, all stuff that holds the government accountable for their failings. Which, surely to Christ, is the point of an opposition politician. None of the information revealed appears to be a threat to national security; the info is more of a threat to the Labour government. And that's where we seem to find ourselves this morning; in the terrifying position where gaining information that exposes the government and holds them to account is an arrestable offence.

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3 Comments:

At 9:10 am , Blogger Letters From A Tory said...

I know, it is the most flawed logic I've heard from Labour in a while - and that's saying something.

 
At 10:42 pm , Blogger AloneMan said...

Does it not tell us something that, after all the people in this government have got away for years with telling blatant lies, someone should get arrested for telling the truth ?

 
At 7:57 pm , Blogger James Higham said...

We await the denouement.

 

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