Joyce Malcolm's latest
Joyce Malcolm has published Civil liberties cannot be defended selectively on a British website.
"Just when it seemed that government removal of another civil liberty would be greeted with the usual collective shrug, the Prevention of Terrorism Bill provoked a firestorm of fury and dismay. Where can liberty turn? Simon Jenkins pleaded in The Times, (February 23, 2005). Jenkins had prefaced his appeal to the Lords with Magna Carta's famous guarantee: 'No Freeman shall be arrested or detained in prison or deprived of his freehold or outlawed or exiled or in any way molested…except by the lawful judgment of his peers.' . . . .This sudden fondness for juries from a man who was arguing, in the same paper, barely a month earlier, 'Juries: the evidence is clear…dump them' , (January 27, 2005) is indicative of a piecemeal approach to the defence of British liberties that has permitted a growing number of protections to be jettisoned, leaving the newly concerned public wondering, "Where can liberty turn?""