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Two points:
To maintain it, they will be forced to trample on people's rights.
You are perfectly correct and this is exactly what will happen.
Not a judgement. A statement of fact. Same as when I say that the PP will use immigration as a wedge issue in the coming years. It's unpleasant. It's also true.

Regarding the GAL, it all depends what's your view is on ETA actions after 1978 and France's attitude until 1986. My opinion is "very wrong and totally illegitimate" for both issues, with a special "f**cking coward" mention for the latest (and that's my country). If you want to continue the discussion, we should do that on another thread.
by Francois in Paris on Wed Dec 14th, 2005 at 06:41:52 PM EST
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I hoped you were just making statements of fact, not value judgements, which is sometimes hard to ascertain. I suggest we move the discussion of GAL to my history thread, assuming you have more to say about that. We seems to be in agreement on the essential points, though.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 14th, 2005 at 06:59:43 PM EST
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