House of Commons Votes Down Blairs 90 Day Law
Per the BBC, the House of Commons today handed Tony Blair his first defeat within that chamber on a piece of law that he endorsed and promoted:
The measure was a proposal that would allow police to detain terror suspects for up to 90 days without charging them. The vote was 322 against vs. 291 for. Blair stated that police had told him that it was 90-day detention was “vital” and “compelling”.
After the vote Blair said that he hoped MPs “do not rue the day” that they rejected the measure. I think most people around the world have the same hope that we all “do not rue the day” this decision was made.
The same House of Commons later voted 323 vs. 290 to expand the current detention time from 28 days to 14 days. So your Prime Minister and his security agencies are telling you a few months after suicide bombers attacked you on your soil that they need 76 more days and you give them 14 more days? Unbelievable……............
To prove that it’s not only politically fashionable here in the US to undermine the “war on terrorism” for political points and gains, British minority leader and Tory leader Michael Howard called for Blair’s resignation after the defeated measure got voted down. Liberal Dem leader Charles Kennedy called Blair a “lame duck”.
I mean you have two different leaders here with different political ideologies that understand that this is a war, is above politics and it has to be won and it’s going to take hard and difficult measures to succeed. They can see it and have the resolve to do what is needed, but it seems that many are eager to put their own political and personal gains ahead of what needs to be done for the good of everyone.
Disgusting and I certainly hope that we all don’t rue the day that critical things that Bush & Blair are trying to do to win this war, get defeated or stalled. I do hope that history will show years from now that they were somehow able to get the critical things done and in place that ultimately lead to victory…………………………………..