The Right think ‘lockdown’ is an affront to liberty, but will cheer as new anti-terrorism laws turn us into Guantanamo Britain

By Andrew Dickens, a London-based freelance writer

The British Right are bleating about ‘freedom’ and a ‘draconian’ state because they can’t go out for a risotto. But they’ll applaud new TPIM anti-terrorism laws that could place unconvicted citizens under lifelong house arrest.

‘Freedom’ is a funny word. The people who most like to use it – the Right – portray themselves as crusaders for a cause as they abuse their keyboards...