Monday, October 08, 2007

Lazy Authoritarians

The government is attempting to ban an anti-war demonstration today, however Stop The War Coalition insist it will go ahead regardless. They are trying to use an archaic 19th century law that can restrict demonstrations while parliament is in session, supposedly to make sure MPs are not prevented from getting to parliament.

The obvious concern is that the Brown government is behaving just as badly as the Blair one when it comes to supression of free speech and peaceful protest. I was hoping things would improve with a new administration.

But another point is that this protest is not starting until 1pm today. Well, if MPs aren't already at work in parliament by then, I think they should get their lazy arses out of bed a bit earlier.

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