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Boris Johnson on safety and liberty

"We want to be protected from terrorists, yet we have a feeling that the state is everywhere eroding our ancient liberties - bossing, bullying, photographing us at every corner.

"We need to be clear about the trade-off. The price of liberty is a small but appreciable loss of security; the price of security is a loss of liberty. In the case of the 42 days, the increase in security is obviously too small to justify the loss of a freedom such as habeas corpus."

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