Of all the political parties in the UK, the Conservatives are the last ones you'd expect to be standing up for civil liberties. Yesterday, the shadow home secretary resigned his post to force a by-election in his constituency. He will fight his campaign solely on the erosion of civil liberties. Regardless of where you stand on this mans overall politics, it's a sad state of affairs when it takes the conservative party to stand up for individual freedoms. Background: After several years in opposition, the conservative party elected leaders that became ever more right wing. Their current leader, David Cameron is a charismatic person, younger than previous leaders and more middle of the road than for a long time. The electorate, tired of the lies and spin from the labour party have started to rebel and the polls reflect this. 42 days detention, cctv camera for every 40 people, a national ID card and a DNA database. This from the country that developed the legal principles that have formed the basis for so many freedoms. Listen to the guys speech. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7450728.stm The World is a scary place and getting more so. All those conspiracy films (Enemy of the State etc...) don't look so far fetched now.