My unease at the Lib Dem coalition with the Conservatives is crystallising into real alarm. We hear today from Theresa May that the 28 day detention without charge is to be extended. Apparantly is being renewed six months at a time under the coalition as opposed to a year at a time under NuLab.
That is supposed to be progress? Bollocks. It appears that the government has predictably been captured by the security services already.
Every Lib Dem MP who votes for 28 day detention without charge has forfeited forever the right to call themselves a liberal.
Anyone remember what the coalition agreement said about civil liberties? As I said at the time, my concern was that the Lib Dems had negotiated a fine sounding piece of paper while the Tories had got all the key ministries and the practical levers of power. This seems a prime example.