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LibLink…Nick Thornsby: The snooper’s charter has reminded Nick Clegg, finally, he is a liberal

Yes, I know, it is Snoopers’ Charter Central here on Liberal Democrat Voice today. I hope you will forgive us for being relieved and delighted that Nick Clegg has made sure that the Government will not be bringing forward an illiberal, unnecessary and intrusive measure.

Over at the Guardian’s Comment is Free, our Nick Thornsby has given his take on the issue, going back through the events of the past year since the idea first emerged. At that point the Party was furious that we could even contemplate such a thing:

 Their anger was such that a hastily arranged conference call with

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LibLink… Nick Clegg…Human rights: we won’t be silent

Over at the Guardian’s Comment is Free, Nick Clegg marks the publication of the Foreign Office’s 2012 Human Rights and Democracy report with an article stating that promoting human rights has never been more important.

He writes that many countries choose authoritarian capitalism over liberal democracy and this represents the “most serious challenge to our values since the end of the Cold War,”  especially as power transfers from west to east.

But, he says, younger populations and easily available technology make people more aware of their rights and less likely to accept authoritarian rule:

In the Middle East two-thirds of the population are

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LibLink: Nick Thornsby – The Justice and Security Bill is the Liberal Democrats’ biggest challenge yet

Our Nick Thornsby has been writing about the Justice and Security Bill over at the Guardian’s Comment is Free site.

First of all, he gives his view about why this Bill is bad news for anyone who is committed to civil liberties:

It is difficult to comprehend just how fundamental a departure from centuries-old principles this would be. The right to see and hear the evidence of the other side, and subsequently to challenge the veracity or utility of that evidence, forms the

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    Strange, the report seems to make no mention of the systematic abuse of vulnerable children on an industrial scale in Rotherham,Rochdale, Oxford, etc.and the attempted...
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    Tsar Nicholas There has been no increase in temperature for the past 15-18 years while the CO2 has increased. In the 1920s and 1930s there...
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    Glenn That’s not to excuse Labour, I don’t vote for them, but simply to point out where I think the Lib Dems went wrong. Er,...
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    Glenn You can’t spend 5 years attacking a political party and then not expect to be attacked in return which let’s be honest applies as...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 2nd Jul - 6:20pm
    Glenn Unlike you, I don’t believe that the other parties are all powerful or that the electorate is that easily bamboozled. But they were bamboozled,...
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    Glenn Also it looks like voters switched to Labour because they didn’t want a continuation of the coalition which is what Clegg was campaigning for....
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