Blair declares war on democracy

Blair says he plans to introduce astonishing new "anti-terrorism" powers, including legislation that would make it illegal to condone or glorify terrorism anywhere, not just in the UK. The wide way that terrorism is currently defined means that it would become illegal for anti-war campaigners to express support for the resistance in Iraq. Taken together, the new proposals amount to nothing less than a state of emergency designed to protect Blair from the anti-war backlash

Full text of Blair's statement from the Guardian