11 June 2008

Conservatives are little pink liberalists

I just caught on Sky News the Conservative shadow Home Secretary in Britain, David Davis MP, denouncing the Labour government's plans for detention without trial.

When B.J. Vorster, the South African Minister of Justice, introduced 90-day detention in 1963, he dismissed those who objected as "little pink liberalists". Gordon Brown, like his predecessor Tony Blair, wanted 90-day detention, and they seem to be coming to resemble Vorster more and more.

So it seems that in Britain, if you want a liberal government, vote Tory.

2 comments:

Richard said...

"So it seems that in Britain, if you want a liberal government, vote Tory." ... or of course we could vote Liberal (Democrats)!

I wouldn't read too much into tory criticisms, I suspect they are as much political ploys to further destabilise Brown's position as any party wide position.

Steve Hayes said...

Of course you could vote for the Liberal Democrats, which I'm sure would be preferable to the faux-liberal. But it is nevertheless interesting that the Tories are upholding liberal values while Labour is becoming increasingly fascist.

David Davis's soundbite hit the nail on the head.

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