Abolish Habeus Corpus for one charge and you’ve abolished it for all. As Mr S&M pointed out some months back, yes, there is a group of violent and desperate men who wish to steal your freedoms and liberty. They’re called the Government.Couldn't agree more.
They dismiss the 'slippery slope' argument as ridiculous, trot out the 'if you've got nothing to hide' lines and hope we'll bend over and not notice. NuLab is convinced the only way to 'protect' us is to control us. Give them powers to fight the nasty terrorists, they'll use them to detain anyone it takes their fancy, without charge.
Unusually for him, he misses the economics and markets angle on the crimes he talks about, so I'll do it for him. There's a much easier way of dealing with “vicious” drug and gun gangs. Acknowledge that the product that they're selling and fighting for turf over is something in demand, and allow it to be sold through legitimate, licences sources. Take the criminals out of the supply chain.
But that wouldn't please the tabloid headline writers, it'd merely make sense.