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Civil liberties – the progressive dilemma

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What matters to those LibDem voters who hate the idea of hooking up with a Tory government? Social justice? The environment? European integration? Proportional representation?

Whatever it is, it’s probably not civil liberties, as this fascinating tool from the Liberal Democrat Voice web site shows.

“Authoritarian vs. liberal” tracks the voting patterns of MPs to 10 key civil liberties issues, from ID cards and 90 days detention to trial by jury and the DNA database.

So, how authoritarian is your MP? If you are in a Labour seat, the chances are that’ll be quite autocratic…

(Photo credit: Stephen Johnson)

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