Last Sunday, I spoke in the debate against secret courts at Federal Conference in Brighton. This Friday, I’ll be proposing a motion against this highly illiberal and unfair measure at Scottish Conference in Dundee. I am not going to post the speech I made in Brighton yet because I’m going to do the environmentally friendly thing and recycle it. Many Scots won’t have heard it so I don’t want to spoil the surprise. As I’m proposing the motion, I’ll have some extra time to add stuff to it.
If you don’t know much about this issue, Jo Shaw’s speech proposing the motion in Brighton goes through many of the issues. I am still very upset that she felt she had no option but to resign from the party. We should not be losing such strong liberal voices as Jo. We need the expertise of people like Dinah Rose, and now, Philippe Sands as we seek to protect civil liberties.