On 7/7 Mr Blair said “these atrocities will not force us to change our way of life.” He then proceeded to change our way of life by making us all numbered conscripts in society instead of free citizens – for that is what ID cards do. Instead of protecting our liberties he is busy giving them up in the vain, in fact ridiculous, hope that doing so will keep us safe. It will not: to put 60 million citizens under permanent police surveillance to catch 60 or even 600 disgusting criminal lunatics is both a crime against freedom and an utterly futile act.
(Source: The Guardian)
Some very good points made by AC Grayling. He ably takes apart Blair’s vision of Britishness.