Dead Men Left

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Liberal Democrats: why? why, dear god, why?

Charles Kennedy says he and the Liberal Democrats are going to fight this election for "civil liberties".

The government shoved the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Bill through the House of Commons with a majority of 14. So seriously do the Liberal Democrats take "civil liberties" that 16 of their MPs, including Kennedy, didn't turn up for the vote.

We now find that the Lib Dems want to ban strikes.

As Kennedy put it, "We can't take for granted in a liberal democracy our citizens' rights."