Saturday, 29 November 2008

The disturbing story of Damian Green

If an Opposition politician had been arrested and detained by police under 'anti terrorism' laws in Zimbabwe, the condemnation would rightly have been vocal and immediate.

It is terrifying to think that we in Britain now live in a state where that can happen. One could focus on the stinking hypocrisy of the one-eyed bogey miner repeatedly brandishing leaked stories in Opposition, then having his opponents thrown into jail as Prime Minister. However, the vile individual currently occupying 10 Downing Street has sunk so low that it would be irrelevant. The distinguished people who have previously occupied the job of Speaker of the House of Commons would have refused the police permission to search an MP's office for such a trivial matter. However, Gorbals Mick is distinguished by nothing but the partisanship of Glasgow Labour politics.

Civil servants have to follow the rules while discharging their duties. Leaking documents carries the risk of dismissal and, sometimes, prosecution. That cannot be avoided. However, in a free society, ordinary MPs and the media must not be restricted like this. This vile Government has bankrupted our beloved country and will do anything to cling to power.