Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Parliamentary Privilege

It is Parliament’s privilege to have David Davis, so that he can use parliamentary privilege to expose this country’s outsourcing of torture. Long may he remain. And may parliamentary privilege remain for ever.

Barely reported, of course – both Davis’s speech and Parliament’s successful defence of what is really a liberty of us all, exercised by and through our representatives. Like Davis’s views on grammar schools. Like regular backbench Labour moves in support of workers’ rights. Like so many things, in fact. Not “the centre ground”, you see.

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