Monday, October 13, 2008

42 Days... All Hail The Lords!

Good:
"The government's plans to extend terror detention limits to 42 days have been heavily defeated in the House of Lords. Peers voted to keep the current 28-day limit on pre-charge detentions by 309 votes to 118 - a majority of 191."
Now. I've got a crazy idea. Now the notion of increasing the detention limits has been rejected, let's really think outside the box and instead look at a crazy alternative - let's reduce the pre-charge detention period... but I can't see either the Tories or Labour rushing to embrace that policy, whatever the merits...

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1 Comments:

At 7:46 am , Blogger asquith said...

It's precisely because the Lords do things like this that New Labour have always vilified them & tried to replace independent-minded men beholden to no one with ringlickers.

Long may their schemes fail!

 

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