In my post on Sunday, I forgot to include a fairly important point:
The Left abuses liberalism at is peril. Despite the tendency for socialism to disregard individual liberty, I have no doubt that the majority of left-wingers don’t want to see us end up with a Police State. Yet every time they portray negative caricatures of liberalism, they are doing the right’s job for them and making it increasingly difficult to defend basic human rights.
The last thing we want is to end up with the situation in the US where the word “liberal” has lost all meaning. We aren’t there yet, but a conspiracy of the Nick Cohens and David Blunketts may yet succeed where the William Hagues failed.