Eleanor McHugh (feyeleanor) wrote,
Eleanor McHugh

More on the David Davis campaign

David Davis for Freedom has gone live today with a basic outline of his campaign. It will be interesting to see how this grows over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile there's strong support on Conservative Home for his decision to make a principled stand over an issue that many of us feel has up until now been largely ignored by the mainstream media.

In other news, I was horrified to see the wife of one of the 7/7 bombers sentenced to 15 years for not informing the authorities about her husband's planned actions. On the surface of it many people would instinctively feel that she is complicit and that therefore this is a good thing, but if you think about it how can a society function when the most intimate of all contractual bonds - that between a married couple - is considered less important than the non-contractual and enforced bond of subservience to the State.

It was not that many years ago that a spouse could not be forced to testify against an accused party. The law stood like this for hundreds of years and even during the much more numerous and deadly terrorist outrages of the 1970s and 1980s I don't recall anyone in mainland Britain clamouring for this level of intrusion.
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