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Political Quote Of The Day: Baroness Manningham-Buller

by | 9th, July 2008

BARONESS Manningham-Buller on 42-days:

“On a matter of principle, I cannot support 42 days’ pre-charge detention…. I don’t see on a practical basis, as well as a principle one, that these proposals are in anyway workable”

– Baroness Manningham-Buller, the former Head of MI5 making her maiden speech in the Lords yesterday.

Lady Manningham-Buller also said it was essential there was a “balance between the right to life”, “the fact that there is no such thing as complete security” and “the importance of our hard-won civil liberties”.


“But the world has changed and there needs to be a debate on whether some erosion of what we all value may be necessary to improve the chances of our citizens not being blown apart as they go about their daily lives,” she said.

Says Gordon Brown:

“Facing these modern challenges, it is our duty to write a new chapter in our country’s story – one in which we both protect and promote our security and our liberty, two equally proud traditions.”

Security. Liberty. For whom and for what?

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