Monday, February 20, 2006

Coalition latest

Lots of interesting comment on the coalition around the UK blogs. This worries me a lot though:
"---a Bill of Rights might well set out a belief in the right of everyone to education from 5 to 16 - that's fine, but what it shouldn't and won't do is set out how that should be delivered. "
I had thought that a Bill of Rights was supposed to define what a Government couldn't do. A supposed "Right to education" is defining duties - a duty of government to provide it and a duty on taxpayers to foot the bill.

Are we all agreed on the definition of liberty? It means absence of coercion. Look it up in the dictionary. Education, wealth, poverty and hunger are not liberty.