Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Adding more grist to our already sizeable mill, The Guardian today quotes from a Chatham House speech by Sir Stephen Wall, the former head of the Cabinet Office's European secretariat:
"I believe that, in Britain, we allowed our judgment of the dire consequences of inaction to override our judgment of the even more dire consequences of departing from the rule of law."
I'd go further than "allowed our judgment", but "even more dire" is the clincher. Downing Street issues standard dismissal. The BBC also carries this, although it describes Wall as "Mr Blair's former top foreign policy advisor". Does proof of the BBC's hatred of freedom and love of Islamo-fascism get much more decisive? *