December 13, 2005

Blair's bid to target presumption of innocence

From Talk Politics. It has finally happened. Tony Blair finally admits he prefers guilty until proven innocent:
"Mr Blair was asked if he was sticking to his principles on presuming innocence before suspects were proven guilty.

He told BBC News: 'You cannot deal with this type of crime by ordinary methods or by ordinary court processes. I genuinely believe that. I have tried it, it doesn't work.'"
Guilty until proven innocent has been one of New Labour's guiding principles all the way back to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act back in 2000 after only three years in office. They then tried to extend it to allow snooping from just about anybody that worked for government.


Blogger MatGB said...

Ouch, I see what you mean. Hadn't heard of that one. We have got to get them out of office.

10:33 pm  

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