Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Former "M" uses "U" word

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, former "M" of MI5 until last year, has used her maiden speech in the House of Lords to call the new 42 day pre-charge detention law "unworkable":
"I have weighed up the balance between the right to life – the most important civil liberty – the fact that there is no such thing as complete security, and the importance of our hard-won civil liberties. Therefore, on a matter of principle, I cannot support 42 days' pre-charge detention. I do understand different views and that there are judgements honestly reached by others, and I respect these views."