Beginning of the end or end of the beginning?

Another turbulent week.

Tony Blair has suffered his first defeat in the House of Commons. I was going to say that the Government has suffered a defeat but the reports suggest that it was Tony that forced through the 90 day detention against the wishes of the cabinet. The style of coverage show quite a degree of variety from the Telegraph to the Sun.

I am pleased to see that Dominic Grieve had a large to play in stopping Labour taking away more of our civil liberties.

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It also seems to be that there are two types of terrorists. 1. The type of terrorist that we want to placate, e.g. republican terrorists. 2. A whole religion who we want to turn into terrorists by locking them up for three months without charge.

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Its good to see a local lad doing really well in a national swimming competition. St Joseph’s is just up the road from me at hasn’t got a great academic record so it is great to hear some good news coming from there. Lets hope that there is still a swimming pool around next year for another generation of Olympiads.

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Today I attended the service of remembrance at the Lewisham war memorial. It is the first time that I have attended a memorial service out of uniform, it was all I could do not to salute.

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