ePolitics reports that the anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta was launched a few days ago by the dynamic duo running the ministry of justice - Ken Clarke and Lord McNally.
Ken Clarke said:
"Magna Carta contains principles that "act as a guideline for governments, to ensure that we are heading in the right direction."Mcally said:
"The promises Magna Carta contains are as important today as they were in 1215. We only need to watch the TV news, or read the newspapers, to know that even today they are still to be realised in many parts of the world. We should cherish that heritage and the freedom that the Magna Carta has given to us."
So how come if the principles encapsulated within Magna Carta are, indeed, a 'guideline to ensure we are heading in the right direction' have governments for almost 14 years now 'ignored the Magna Carta compass'? If the promises that Magna Carta contain are indeed as important today as they were in 1215, why have successive governments ignore said principles? Perhaps within the many parts of the world where the promises of Magna Carta are still to be realised should be added the name of Britain?
We should indeed cherish the freedom that Magna Carta has given us - unfortunately government does not agree!