Pity the satirist. You could hardly make this up:
Tony Blair is to be awarded a £100,000 Liberty medal by the National Constitutional Center based in Washington for his role in "bringing liberty to people around the world".
Hmm. Let us note, inter alia:
- ID cards
- Control Orders
- 28 day detention (and wanted longer)
- Random stop and search
- Clamping down on free speech (especially around Parliament)
- Innocent people on the DNA database
- Trial without jury
- The Civil Contingencies Act (the most overbearing legislation ever passed by our Parliament)
Tony Blair trampled on liberty in Britain in a dozen different ways. He is an unworthy recipient of any award supposed to be connected with freedom.