Quote of the day: 2009-02-17

“It would be better that the government recognised that there are risks, rather than frightening people in order to be able to pass laws which restrict civil liberties, precisely one of the objects of terrorism – that we live in fear and under a police state[…]”

Dame Stella Rimington, former Director General of MI5

Found in a BBC News report Ministers ‘using fear of terror’

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