Tag Archives: Peter Oborne

Total Recall

Tony Blair said today he has no memory of the Belhadj rendition case but claimed he was not aware of any occasion when his government breached its opposition to the tactic. Speaking to the BBC Radio 4’s The World At One programme, Mr Blair defended the security services as doing an important, dangerous job, one […]

Twilight of the Institutions

As I pointed out on Legal Eagle’s thread on this issue, I think it’s very important that we take violent crime more seriously than fraud or non violent property crime. Violence does things to people and communities that fraud does not, and eliding this difference or wishing it away will lead us to a situation […]

Because they are elected

The Murdoch empire was fundamentally hostile to British history and institutions, and intrinsically opposed to the rule of law. It pressed for a powerful republican agenda and effectively occupied a great deal of the public space which previously belonged to Parliament. It became normal for ministers to make important announcements through the press, bypassing the […]