Byline: Richard Stott
The problem isn't Blunkett, it's Tony Blair. The Prime Minister insists the war on terror requires tough new measures. There can be no compromise with those who would slaughter without a second thought. The case for decisive action is unanswerable and we reject it at our peril.
A compelling argument, certainly. The difficulty is we have heard it before. We were told much the same thing when it was explained why it was essential to invade Iraq.
Blair doesn't do half-measures. He believes everything passionately and without reservation. Schools reform, NHS reform, pension reform, disability payments reform, the respect agenda, open all …