1984 + 25 = 42 Days

The thought police would get him just the same. He had committed—would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper—the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.” I am appalled that the government’s proposal to increase the pre-charge detention limit to 42 days – six weeks – scraped (thanks to the Ulster Unionists) through parliament by a majority of nine. As someone who used to serve people by law enforcement, this is a fast downward slope toward 1984, 25 years on. The Bible says, “Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are mistreated as if you were being mistreated.” So, put yourself in their shoes (plastic bags actually, and paper suits to wear). For 42 days. I was once wrongly arrested (while in the police cadets – it’s a long story!), I was ‘in […]