Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Proposed Bill of Rights in the UK.

The British Labour Government is today putting forward a new proposal for a Bill of Rights. This is very strange indeed since no government in living memory, outside wartime, has so restricted the rights of British people to do and say what they want.

In fact, the Bill proposes "Rights and Responsibilities". As Henry Porter points out in guardian.co.uk
Putting rights behind responsibilities, which no government has any business defining when responsibility are already defined by law, is a clue to [the government's] true design of placing citizens under greater government control.

This is exactly correct.

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