When the coalition announced that they were going to put and end to police "stop and search" powers, it was one tiny little step that lefties could celebrate.
We all knew that for too long these powers may have been abused, that young black men were much more likely to be targeted than young white men. Hell, Richard Blackwood even does a sketch about it, joking that the police always assume he must have either stolen the car he drives or be a drug dealer.
Now, I kid you not, but the government have added an amendment to the law that reads
''There may be circumstances, however, where it is appropriate for officers to take account of an individual's ethnic origin in selecting persons and vehicles to be stopped in response to a specific threat or incident, but this must not be the sole reason for the stop.''
The Telegraph goes on to report:
"The guideline would also mean police no longer have to record when a person is stopped by an officer and asked to account for their presence or actions.
The requirement was recommended by the 1999 inquiry in a bid to improve accountability and safeguard minority ethnic communities from institutionalised racism.
Under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, a police officer can stop and search anyone without suspicion in a designated area for a 24-hour period.
Isabella Sankey, Liberty's policy director, said: ''Stopping and searching individuals without suspicion is divisive enough without telling police they can directly discriminate on the grounds of race.
''Significant progress has been made since the Lawrence Inquiry but the Home Office's planned changes will set the clock back and jeopardise race relations in the UK.''
So, the next time you hear Mr Clegg claim that tiny, tiny, fig leaf of "protecting civil liberties" that he uses to cover up breaking every manifesto commitment his party made, do remember that he actually only means civil liberties for white, British, nationals.