One of the more shameful aspects of the last nuLabor government, both under Tony Wot's His Name and the Buffty frae Kirkcaldy, was it's involvement in the US's extraordinary rendition program.
This program was a way of circumnavigating the rule of law/legal process we expect our elected leaders to uphold on our behalf in a civilized society.
This short cutting of the law was we were told for our own good, resulted in very good intelligence that went on to be used to save lives and wrecked many terrorist groups.
Or so we were told, especially by that man - Jack Straw.
However, I would have had a lot more faith in these statements if I could have seen them backed up by the use of our (and Americas') legal framework. The same laws we use to judge a shoplifter or, an MP suspected of perverting the course of said justice.
A legal framework that became like a snowball running uncontrollably down hill under nuLabor. Gathering in our freedoms at an alarming rate, yet giving us nothing in return for those losses and throwing up anomalies like Abu Qatada.
If our CPS can feel confident it has enough evidence to proceed to court with the prosecution of a certain huhne in a minor case like it has, with only a fraction of the resources that have been devoted to Mr. Qatada, why can we not see charges brought against Abu Qatada as well?
Despite all the laws passed by the nuLabor piggy cannon fodder we have ended up with this fiasco being played out in our immigration courts.
It should never have got this far!
So bearing in mind who is shouting the loudest about Mr. Qatada, keeping our country safe and their support for extraordinary rendition; I'm of the opinion - Put up or shut up!