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.
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.