Trevor Kavanagh in today's Sun
Trevor Kavanagh has an excellent article in today's Sun which you can read here and begins as follows:
"I USED to think ID cards were a good thing. Along with CCTV cameras and DNA databanks. Even, at a pinch, 90-day detention.
What law-abiding citizen could object to these new weapons against terrorists, rapists and murderers? Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.
Not any more.
Not after the death of innocent Jean Charles de Menezes or the pointless shooting of drunken barrister Mark Saunders by two police marksmen.
Not after the inexcusable bugging, strip-searching and futile £1million vendetta by police against journalist Sally Murrer for revealing officers had lost the keys to the local nick – a case which was rightly dismissed last week.
And certainly not after the Stasi-style raid by anti-terror police on an MP I know to be above reproach.
Damian Green’s “crime” was to make Home Secretary Jacqui Smith look even more foolish than she is by exposing the chaos in her department over illegal immigration – surely a matter of national interest.
If Damian Green can be banged up for nine hours for telling the truth, what hope for you and me?
Indeed, if Westminster is not a sanctuary for an elected MP, what hope for any of us?
Parliament may at times be a disreputable bear pit, but it is the core of our democracy for which many fought and died."