Britain Works Hard to Crush Free Speech

Britain’s politicians care so much about constitutional protections for human rights that they have two sets of them–the centuries-old traditions laid out by parliament and precedent and the newfangled European Convention on Human Rights, written into British law in 1998. Neither of these stopped Britain from becoming the first European Union country to bar an elected European legislator from its territory for his political opinions on February 12.
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Britain: Tories Increase Lead

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If there were a general election tomorrow, which party would you vote for?

Jan. 16 Jan. 8 Dec. 18
Conservative 45% 41% 42%
Labour 32% 34% 35%
Liberal Democrats 13% 15% 14%
Other 10% 10% 9%

Source: YouGov
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,000 British voters, conducted on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16, 2009. No margin of error was provided.

British Against Euro

Would you vote in favour or against Britain joining the euro if it were put to a referendum?

In favour 23%
Against 71%
Not sure 6%

Source: ICM Research / BBC Radio
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 British adults, conducted from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 2008. No margin of error was provided.

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