So was JS Mill just an illiberal liberal too?
The ‘steward state’ and the jailing of an 80-year old monk - read Mick Hume’s columns in The Times (London).
Friday 16 November
‘Forget about the hypothetical risks of a human bird flu epidemic or terror attacks on cinemas. The scariest thing I saw this week was the demand from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics for more “coercive” public health policies to protect “vulnerable people”.’
Tuesday 13 November
‘If you’re an octogenarian Nazi war crimes suspect or Chilean dictator accused of atrocities, you can escape trial and jail in Britain by arguing you are too old and it was all a long time ago. But not if you are an 80-year-old Roman Catholic monk accused of touching some schoolboys more than 30 years ago.’
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