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Alice through the Looking Glass (part 1 of many)

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
Dodgson CL, 1872, Alice through the Looking Glass

The Home Office seems to share Humpty’s views:

Mr Miranda was held under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. This allows police to hold someone at an airport for up to nine hours for questioning about whether they have been involved with acts of terrorism.
BBC News Website 19 August 2013: David Miranda detention: MP asks police for explanation

But of course it is the Terrorism Act, not the Anti-Terrorism act.  So minor acts of intimidation are OK.  Read more…


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