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  •  Dear Lord, Lord Dear, what's your problem? (2+ / 0-)
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    "So I'm at the wailing wall, standing there like a moron, with my harpoon." - Emo Philips

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 12:02:22 PM PDT

    •  Strange cove (1+ / 0-)
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      He was previously a senior policeman, Chief Constable of the West Midlands and one of H.M. Inspectors of Constabulary. No doubt he regrets that his successors can no longer deploy the "pretty police" to entrap gays and boost arrest figures.

      He is a "cross-bencher" i.e. he does not take a party whip but sits as an independent. On the plus side he also led opposition (successfully) to the Blair government's proposals to extend detention without charge for terrorism suspects from 28 to 42 days. Blair had already abandoned attempts to extend it to 90 days.

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 12:43:19 PM PDT

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