Civil Liberties

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Proposed BNP teaching ban condemned

The proposal, now being considered by the Government, to ban BNP members from the classroom been attacked by various liberal/libertarian groups. Ed Balls announced at the Labour Party conference an investigation into “racism in schools” and whether members of the British National Party (BNP) should be banned from teaching. Although supported by Conference delegates (of … Continue reading

Petition to support David Davis

A petition has been launched to support David Davis and his campaign to expose the injustice of the extension of detention without trial to 42 days. It reads:- “We support the decision of David Davies to resign and cause a by-election for his Parliamentary Constituency. He is allowing the public to debate and express their … Continue reading


The Government’s proposals  to extend detention without trial from 28 to 42 days has been condemned by the new National Liberal Party (NLP). Party Spokesperson David Durant said “The Home Secretary has admitted that there has not been a single case that would have benefited from such an extension. The suggestion that it would only be used in … Continue reading

ID Cards Will be abused

The Home Office Affairs Select Committee’s report that compulsory ID Cards could threaten U.K citizens privacy is both timely and pertinent. There has been a move towards a ‘surveillance society’ over the last few years and the Committee’s concern revolves around the potential for the scheme to be used to store even greater, and unlicensed, … Continue reading

Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex : Hate Speech, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Anthony P. Griffin, Donald E. Lively, Robert C. Post, William B. Rubenstein, and Nadine Strossen. New York University Press. ISBN 0814730906 Reviewed by Patrick Harrington Instinctively, most decent people don’t like to see anyone singled out and denigrated unfairly. To most, it seems particularly distasteful if the denigration is on … Continue reading

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