Secret Court Hearings: 'A Dark Night For British Justice' As Ministers Reject Safeguards
|Justice secretary Ken Clarke's plans branded 'disproportionate'|
Secret courts where "evidence" can be fabricated but never tested, where the presumption of innocence is transformed into the presumption of guilt, and where "witnesses" would only be a deception. This is a sinister development in the legal system in this country, which ensures that government gains an even stronger stranglehold on civil liberties. Echo's of another totalitarian regime.
Jack Straw and Hazel Blears supported the government in the introduction of these sinister measures. It demonstrates once again how far the Labour Party has been dragged to the right of British politics over the last decades.These two former ministers debase every shred of principle the Labour party once had.