Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Major Civil Liberties Push in the UK
Nick Clegg marked his moment as the new Deputy Prime Minister of the UK by launching a major new programme of civil liberties including the removal of the Labour Party's ID card programme, the ending of finger-printing in schools of children without their parents' consent and the review of libel law. The speech further mentioned reform of the House of Lords and removal of many criminal offences created by Labour. After a decade of erosion of civil liberties in the UK this is seriously welcome. Read the whole speech here.