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11 June 2005

Heroic Old Brit "Law Lord" ...

Lord Steyn. Posted by Hello


Claire Dyer, the Guardian's legal editor, today tells us 'how it is'. Here's her headline.

** Britain accused of creating terror fears ~
Law lord says. **

UK and US tried to bend international law with Belmarsh and Guantánamo detentions.

And you thought it was only in America where 'Big-Brother' ruled, eh? Well, think again. Anything Bush can do, his 'blood-brother' Blair can do too; so he does.

Now, read today's first 'teaser'.

** One of Britain's most eminent judges yesterday accused the British and US governments of whipping up public fear of terrorism, and of being determined "to bend established international law to their will and to undermine its essential structures". **

The eminent judge referred to, is Lord Steyn. He's one of the longest serving 'law lords' in Britain's top court -- the House of Lords. He knows all about the 'law' and he knows all about 'justice' too. Moreover, he's not afraid to say so. But, to this once proud nation's undying shame, the Blair bully-boys have seen to it that this heroic, honest & true Old Brit - has had his 'card marked'.

Witness as follows.

** He was forced to step down last year from the panel of judges hearing the challenge to the lawfulness of detention without trial for foreign terrorist suspects after the government took exception to earlier remarks he had made on the subject. **

This is more than disgusting; it's frightening. Talk out of turn and you'll pay the price. This is the horrifying reality of 21st century, so-called civilized Great Britain -- under the boot of Blair.

However, as heroes have a habit of doing, Lord Steyn still speaks out. Here's an example.

** Lord Steyn said Lord Bingham's judgment in the Belmarsh case, pointing out the "wholly democratic mandate" given to judges by parliament in the Human Rights Act, had contained the "most eloquent and magisterial rebuke" to an attorney general since Lord Denning quoted the words of Thomas Fuller: "Be you ever so high, the law is above you." **

Do you hear that, Mr Tony-little-Hitler-Blair? The law is above you. Forget it at your peril, for the British public at large never will. Nor will any fair minded people from further afield. Remember this, dear Tone; the world today is a global village.

Furthermore, the global village already has it's global idiot. The last thing it needs is another.

Here's the link to the full shameful story:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1504266,00.html

16 Comments:

Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Richard, you have to talk to me about your site. You got a reader complaint that can be fixed.

2:24 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

OK, Elaine. I'm all ears. Tell me how do make the quotes look like yours.

2:54 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

OK, Richard, I am going to cut out a part of the Template and tell you where to paste this:

Template alteration:

font-style:normal;
color:#999;
margin-right:.6em;
}
.comment-link {
margin-left:.6em;
}
.post img {
padding:4px;
border:1px solid #ddd;
}
.post blockquote {
margin:1em 20px;
background:#DDDDDD;
}
.post blockquote p {
margin:.75em 0;

3:50 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

I am showing a lot of text to show you what to insert.

background:#DDDDDD; is the text you need to put in this spot. To find it in the template area, scroll down about one third of the way, look for the color:#999; line, I picked that for you to spot because of the three nines. Then half way down the page you see the

.post blockquote {
margin:1em 20px;

Here is where you insert the DDDDDD line, OK? Do NOT click save changes. Click "preview" first! If this fails, tell me, I will be around here, OK?

3:55 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

If this fails to work, EMAIL ME your code which you can transfer to email, I can change it and email it back! See? Then you just copy/paste the entire code into your blog.

3:57 pm  
Blogger D.F. Facti said...

Richard,
The Global Village Idiot.

Priceless.

Thank you.

5:43 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Heh. I'm glad you liked that one, Cosmic. Heh. ;^)

7:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your observations are spot on as usual, Richard.

10:25 pm  
Anonymous Doug Watt said...

The above comment was mine, oops.

10:26 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, Doug. I do my best.

10:31 pm  
Anonymous harper said...

Woo hoo, Rchard and Lord Steyn! There are a few heroes left. (And you do indeed thunderate, as Wolcott so aptly put it.)

"The global village already has it's global idiot." Classic indeed.

10:55 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Richard, Dan and I will fix you up late tomorrow, about when you go to bed, so don't worry!

And congratulations again, big blog dude you!

12:32 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, everyone -- including Elaine's Dan. ;^)

12:39 am  
Blogger noel adamson said...

Great Richard. I like the "global village idiot" description too. Keep thunderating!

9:20 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Hi Noel,

Good to 'see' you here. The 'idiot' bit seems to have been particulary popular. Heh.

Sometimes one has to have a laugh. 'Cos there's plenty going on to make one weep. Eh?

10:33 am  
Blogger noel adamson said...

Like the Emperor with no clothes, having been swindled by dint of his self deception and his subjects who also deceived themselves feared his reprisals the idiot(s) in question are exposed by the sheer simplicity of such a one liner as the Emperor was exposed by the simplicity of a child. It's humor lies in it's truthfulness. The people we need to reach are used to a life made up of millions of various sound bytes and visual images.

11:08 am  

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