It’s no wonder the Blairites love Macron:
President Emmanuel Macron’s government wants to end a 14-month ‘state of emergency’ in France, but at the same time integrate several of its exceptional anti-terrorism powers into common law, alarming judges and civil liberty groups.
Warrant-less property searches and house arrests, two controversial measures currently used by French security officials under special state of emergency powers, could become ordinary policing practices under a new bill being sponsored by the country’s new government.
This is right out of Blair’s authoritarian, snooping, meddling handbook. If he starts going on about military action in Syria, look out.