Britain's New Labour has lost sight of human rights

Britain's New Labour has lost sight of human rights

It has been a truly remarkable week in the judicial life of Britain.

It has been a truly remarkable week in the judicial life of Britain. Home Secretary David Blunkett was finally forced to resign after doing a number on a visa for his mistress's nanny.

The next day, the Law Lords denounced his imprisonment-without-trial policy as a contravention of human rights laws.

The Law Lords chose not so much to criticise the British government as to condemn it in language of quite unprecedented savagery. If Britain had...

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