UK Liberty

Brown pledges to protect civil liberties by detaining people without charge for over a month

Posted in law and order, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on June 3, 2007

It’s not just talking CCTV that ungoodly echoes Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.  There is also our Government’s use of doublethink: “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them”.

Gordon Brown – heir to Blair, and current head of the Ministry of Plenty – is all over the news today, regarding his recent comments to a Labour gathering on civil liberties once he becomes Dear Leader.

These inspired Minitrue to give us an example of doublethink:

Gordon Brown has pledged not to put civil liberties at risk over plans to introduce new anti-terror laws.

Mr Brown wants to give police more powers – including holding suspects without charge for more than 28 days – when he takes over as prime minister.

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