McCann on due process

Long-time civil rights campaigner Eamonn McCann points to some contradictions in the British Government’s attitude to the rule of law in the Belfast Telegraph today.

Orde may not like it but ‘due process’ is fading fast

What a fuddy-duddy Hugh Orde is. The Chief Constable was on radio yesterday explaining that it’s not enough for the police to know who carried out a crime, even a particularly horrendous crime: the PSNI can’t move without evidence to put before a court. "Due process" must be observed.

As he spoke, New Labour whips were fanning out across Westminster strong-arming MPs to support a Bill which dispenses with the entire notion of due process.







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