Detention for holding political beliefs

An illuminating excerpt from the ‘justification’ used by the Metropolitan police when detaining David Miranda at Heathrow.

“We assess that Miranda is knowingly carrying material, the release of which would endanger people’s lives. Additionally the disclosure or threat of disclosure is designed to influence a government, and is made for the purpose of promoting a political or ideological cause. This therefore falls within the definition of terrorism and as such we request that the subject is examined under schedule 7.”

Welcome to Britain, home of the free. And to the laws framed by New Labour btw.