Thank you my Lords

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The House of Lords has rejected 42 days internment for “terrorist” suspects by 309 votes to 118 – apparently the biggest defeat in the House of Lords in living memory.

If proof was needed of the importance of an independent upper house, unaffected by the whims and whips of party politics, this is surely it.  Despite the hysterical wailings of Jacqui Smith, the power-mad fascist Home Secretary, the Lords’ vote not only reflected the will of the majority of the electorate but it was also the right thing to do.

Career politicians like Jacqui Smith will quite happily throw away centuries old civil liberties to appear to be doing something about the supposed threat from terrorism and to tighten the British government’s stranglehold over us.  Thank god the unelected House of Lords once again showed our elected representatives how to do the right thing.

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  1. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    My she was pissed off about it.

    The 42 days debate showed the best and worst of parliament. The best – people of all parties coming together to fight for rights won in hundreds of years of struggle. The worst – outright bribery for votes, as evidenced by Brown and the DUP.

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Yep and it backfired on them, the dictatorial shits. Who is this ignorant jock to set aside the English Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights anyway? They’re English fundamental rights, let him go and rule his own country!

  3. axel (1214 comments) says:

    No way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We dont want him back, he is a cock.

  4. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Yeah but he’s your cock, you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth! :p

  5. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Forced repatriation?

    Now there is an interesting debate 😛

  6. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Why dont you just take him down to Paddington and turn him into kebab meat?

    Everyone will be happy then 😀

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