Saturday, 14 June 2008

Imagine For The Sake of National Security

If petrol tanker drivers or railway maintenance workers or water supply workers or power workers or supermarket workers went on strike for an extended period of time. The country would be plunged into a life-threatening situation within a week or two at most.
Now, imagine that the Tories had passed a law that allowed for the detention without trial of officials of the responsible trade unions until their members returned to work.
Just how many of the 316 MPs who voted for 42 day detention of innocent people on suspicion of terrorism grounds would argue that the temporary suspension of the trade union officials' civil liberties was a necessary measure to avert a national crisis and prevent loss of life?
And how many of the 646 MPs would be forced to endure starvation or candlelight like the rest of us?

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