Monday, October 03, 2005

First they came for the hecklers ...

Lots of people have already commented on the heavy handed approach to Walter Wolfgang at the Labour Conference.

The two aspects of the incident that I find most worrying are:

1 That only one other delegate had the strength of character to intervene;

2 The use of the Terrorism Act to detain Mr Wolfgang when he tried to return to the hall.

I seem to remember lots of promises that these new police powers would only be used when absolutely necessary and that we liberals had no reason to get all hot and bothered about them.

Sadly, Labour trying to screen out dissent no longr surprises me at all.

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