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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at
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Independent – Joy for protesters as Heathrow is denied ‘mother of all injunctions’: Environmental campaigners seeking to stage a protest at Heathrow airport this summer claimed a huge and symbolic victory yesterday after a High Court judge massively scaled back the terms of an injunction sought against them.
BBC – Haw protest restrictions unlawful: Restrictions placed on anti-Iraq war protestor Brian Haw by police over his six-year peace vigil have been ruled unlawful by the High Court.
Despite this dual victory, you need to remain wary of the climate and conditions under which the bastards of this world think they can get away with stuff like this. Take a look at BAA playing the ‘security’ card, just as the Met did when they made the absurd claim that terrorists could hide behind Brian Haw’s placards.
It’s not enough for Brown to simply take a new approach to security issues; he needs to work to undo the damage done by Blair… and he’ll want to snap to it if he means what he
says leaks about restoring the right to protest; a revision of SOCPA in particular needs to pass through Parliament ASAP or he runs the risk of passing this tidy bit of dissent-ending kit to the Tories.
(Caution before confidence, Brownie old boy.)