In an extraordinary outburst in the European Parliament Charles Clarke, the British Home Secretary today denounced defence of freedom as "poisonous".
He was responding to a speech by Nigel Farage MEP (Co-Chairman of the Ind Dem Group) who had asked whether the drive to a common EU war on terror was "worth us losing the presumption of innocence before guilt? Is it worth us losing our right to trial by jury? Is it worth us losing habeas corpus, our basic protection against the police state? "
Obviously in the case of this Presidency it is.