Magna Carta 2007 - an updated version to protect us from an overweening State

"IN A famous passage, the great 20th-century historian AJP Taylor wrote that 'in August 1914, a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the State, beyond the post office and the policeman. He could live where he liked and as he liked."
The point the author of the article misses, of course, is that were the original principles to be adhered to, a "new" Magna Carta would be unnecessary.

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