British Government Close To Framing Anti-Terrorist Laws To Deport Themselves?
Charles Clarke, British Home Secretary, today announces the new laws under which deportation of undesirables can take place. From the consultation papers, this is being framed thus:
“The list of unacceptable behaviours covers any non-UK citizen whether in the UK or abroad who uses any means or medium including writing, producing, publishing or distributing material; public speaking including preaching; running a website; using a position of responsibility such as teacher, community or youth leader to express views which the Government considers:
- Foment terrorism or seek to provoke others to terrorist acts
- Justify or glorify terrorism
- Foment other serious criminal activity or seek to provoke others to serious criminal acts
- Foster hatred which may lead to intra community violence in the UK
- Advocate violence in furtherance of particular beliefs”
The last point is the most revealing. Could “advocat(ing) violence in furtherance of particular beliefs” include going to war against tin-pot Middle-Eastern dictators who happen to be in control of lots of oil? Who you happen to believe may hold stockpiles of dangerous chemical or biological agents? Who you happen to believe the world would be a better place without?
The answer is yes, these acts based on belief could come under this law. Only the British Government gets out of being subject to it’s own law because only non-UK citizens are covered. And they would quickly jump to say that states can not, by definition, be terrorist in such action because terrorism is defined as being against states whereas when states do such things they are wars.
Laws, secrecy on the grounds of security and semantics are the favoured routes to unnaccountability of our liar politician class. The priests of capitalist win/lose economics hide behind these things, they are the veil of secrecy they need to account for and justify their existence.
I do not advocate violence against anyone, but I understand why some people get caught in that trap. Were I not a Britsh Citizen, expressing these views could land me in deep trouble and on an aeroplane. How long before expressing them puts people like myself and Cherie Booth in prison or on the watch list of the spooks.