This is really important, something that could easily be overlooked but which captures the Tory mindset and how dangerous that is for most of us.


First of all, apologies for being quiet for a while. Moving house takes a lot of time and attention, and with the best intentions I failed to keep up with any form of my ‘online life’.

On Monday, Home Secretary Theresa May made a Commons statement on the finally-realised deportation of ‘hate preacher’ Abu Qatada to Jordan. Whatever your opinions on the issues, there was a comment from May that spoke volumes about the Tory worldview.

Speaking about the lengthy legal process to move Qatada out of the UK (though in the end he only left because he ‘agreed’ to), Ms May said,

We did not ignore court judgements we did not like. We did not act outside of the law. We did what was right. And for a civilised nation, that is something of which we should be immensely proud.

I wonder whether that final sentence strikes you as…

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