Basher for Liberty news 6
Jun 22, 2008
Bishop Hill in Civil liberties

Sparring partners

The Observer reports that Labour didn't put up a candidate in H&H because it can't afford it. Financially and morally bankrupt, then.

The campaign

David Cameron has ordered the shadow cabinet to campaign in H&H on behalf of David Davis.

At Pledgebank, you can pledge support for the Davis campaign.

The Economist publishes a poll on the public's attitudes to civil liberties. This will be uncomfortable reading for anyone on Davis's side of the debate. Have all the civil libertarians left the country already?

The debate

Phil Hall wonders if Britain is slipping towards dictatorship. 

The Adam Smith Institute quotes Gibbon:

In the end, more than freedom, they [the ancient Athenians] wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.

Old media

The Sunday Telegraph prints another attack on Davis.

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