Monday, 25 October 2010
This weekend saw Manchester United play at Stoke City, which for the Guardian newspaper raised the spectre of the infamous incident at the Railway Pub whereby GMP used a spurious Dispersal Order to forcibly move a group of innocent Stoke City fans. This event has raised questions about civil liberties in Britain and the denial of basic human rights to ordinary people. It would seem the moment you don a football scarf in this country, you are unwittingly signing away these rights. All this is justified by the police, who make the case that if they deny a handful of football hooligans gaining entry into a football stadium, the denial of rights of hundreds of innocent people is a piece of liberty forgoing for a bit more safety.
Posted by Steve M at 11:26 am