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Supporters of civil liberties want terrorists to murder thousands

Posted in database state, law and order, politicians on liberty, surveillance society by ukliberty on October 16, 2008

Says Geoff Hoon on BBC Question Time:

Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has accused critics of plans for a database of mobile and web records as “giving a licence to terrorists to kill”.

In exchanges on BBC One’s Question Time he also said he was prepared to go “quite a long way” in undermining civil liberties to stop people being killed.

“If they are going to use the internet to communicate with each other and we don’t have the power to deal with that, then you are giving a licence to terrorists to kill people.”

He added: “The biggest civil liberty of all is not to be killed by a terrorist.”…

Geoff Loon is Secretary of Waits for Overcrowded Trains.

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  1. Home Office vs Jacqui Smith « Cosmodaddy said, on October 20, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    […] by conflating human rights with government’s responsibility to protect its citizenry – check out Geoff Hoon: Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has said the government is prepared to go “quite a long […]

  2. How democracy works « UK Liberty said, on November 17, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    […] Hoon, the Transport [and Licences to Kill] Secretary, has made it clear that Greater Manchester will lose £1.5bn in central government […]

  3. […] By the way, it is seriously suggested by our leaders that all of this is necessary and proportionate (i.e. no more than is  necessary) and, furthermore, that not doing setting up such surveillance is “giving a licence to terrorists to kill“. […]

  4. […] By the way, it is seriously suggested by our leaders that all of this is necessary and proportionate (i.e. no more than is  necessary) and, furthermore, that not doing setting up such surveillance is “giving a licence to terrorists to kill“. […]


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