Skip to content


A Response from Liberal Democrats Policy Research Unit


By Dark Politricks

Recently I wrote a couple of articles about the Liberal Democrats and their proposed freedom bill which can be found here, here . I then emailed the Liberal Democrats asking them whether implementation of their freedom bill would be a key part of any bargaining to form a coallition government whether it be with the Tories or Labour. This is their reply.

Dear Admin,   Thank you for your email.   Here are our main policies surrounding human rights issues.

Liberal Democrats will scrap Identity Cards and the intrusive National Identity Register. Getting rid of this expensive, illiberal and ineffective scheme will free up enough money for thousands more police officers.

The Human Rights Act (HRA) protects in law the most basic rights of every single person in this country. Having the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) enshrined in British law means that British people don’t have to go to Strasbourg to have their cases heard. The Liberal Democrats are the only party fully committed to protecting and strengthening the Human Rights Act.

The Liberal Democrats believe it is a basic right that people are innocent until proven guilty. We believe that the DNA database should focus on criminals not the innocent. We will remove all innocent people from the DNA database and remove children. In the future, only those guilty of an offence will be able to have their DNA kept.

The Liberal Democrats will introduce a Freedom Bill to restore and protect civil liberties. In the last two decades or so, Labour and the Conservatives have stripped away our treasured freedoms. We have put them all together in a single place so that they can be given back to us by a single Act of Parliament. There are over twenty measures, from ID cards to CCTV; from council spying to the right to protest.

We will scrap the hugely expensive Children’s Database.  A huge database containing the details of every child in the country will not make children safer.  When it comes to child protection, professionals need to speak to each other and not rely on putting information on a computer.  We know that Government’s can’t be trusted with personal information, this database needs to be scrapped.

Unfortunately I am not the Home Affairs Spokesperson and cannot speak on behalf of the party. Please contact Chris Huhne MP, Liberal Democrat  Home Affairs Spokesperson for any formal quotes.

Best wishes,

Dan Murch Liberal Democrat Policy Research Unit

Obviously I will be writing to Chris Huhne as soon as possible to get his views on the matter.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Posted in Dark Politricks Articles, Letters & Replies, Politics.

Tagged with Freedom Bill, General Election, Lib Dem, Liberal Democrats, UK Election.

Support #altnews & keep Dark Politricks alive

Any support to keep this site running would be much appreciated! If you see any adverts that interest you then please visit them as it helps me without you even needing to give me any money. A few clicks is all it takes to help keep the servers running and #altnews alive!

Please remember I have written hundreds of articles for this site and I host numerous amounts of material that has been taken offline by their original hosters which would be unavailable for viewing if it wasn't for this site. Therefore I would kindly ask you to help support me so that the site can continue doing what I think is an important job as well as reporting on stories the mainstream media would rather you didn't know about. I personally think it is important to host material such as removed reports that show that even FOX News once repoted on Israeli spy rings following the 9.11 hijackers before September 11th Or publishing the original Liberal Democrats Freedom Bill which was removed from their site once they enacted some watered down rubbish instead once they got into power.

However if you don't want to use the very obvious and cost free ways (to you) to help the site and keep me writing for it then please consider making a small donation, especially if you have a few quid sitting in your PayPal account doing nothing useful!


One Response

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Continuing the Discussion

  1. A response from Chris Huhne about their proposed Freedom Bill – Dark Politricks linked to this post on April 13, 2010

    [...] is a very short response and along with my earlier reply from the Lib Dem Policy Research Unit doesn’t really answer the question I posed which was how much are they prepared to fight for [...]



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.



css.php