Don't know how I missed this at the time, but I did:
"...early democrats knew the value of government and well appreciated how the most resistant to regulation were those whose wealth and privilege were likely to be reined in by proper democratic government. To camouflage their self-interest in morality, these forces of conservatism described themselves as libertarian, in other words as committed to freedom and on that account opposed to governmental intrusion into their lives."
"If we fetishise individual freedom at the expense of our wider struggle for transformative change, we play into the hands of the right who use libertarianism as a shield with which to resist change."Bizarely for CIF, there's something worth reading in the comments as well (though as far as I can see, it's the usual idiot-swamp for the most part):
"Where liberty has turned into tyranny, it is seldom because of slippery slopes as imagined by liberals. It is usually because the free society has failed in its basic job of protecting its citizens."