Blair Defeated on Anti-Terror Vote. Did Parliament Vote Before Amman Was Bombed?
The decision by Parliament to reject Prime Minister Blair’s call for the extension of detention-without-charge from 14 days to 90 seems like a stunning defeat, not for the Prime Minister, but for common sense in Great Britain. Only four months removed from the atacks on the London Tube, and hours before the savage attack in Amman, Jordon, the representatives of Great Britain refused a modest request from its police and security services.
The Labor Party is to Great Britain what the Democratic Party is to the U.S. I think it is safe to assume that Democratic majorities in the House and Senate would display the same indifference to security concerns that Labor showed today in London.