March 11, 2005


Terror laws in disarray as suspect is let out of prison (Richard Ford, Philip Webster and Stewart Tendler, 3/11/05, Times of London)

EIGHT of the terror suspects held at Belmarsh and other prisons for the past three years are expected to be freed on bail by this afternoon, amid growing chaos in Britain’s antiterrorism laws.

Early this morning the two Houses of Parliament were still locked in a war of attrition over Charles Clarke’s plans for new control orders. All the signs were that both Houses would sit all night as each refused to give way to the other.

After a day of high parliamentary drama the Lords again insisted on a series of changes to the new Bill, including their demand for a “sunset clause” under which it would expire next November.

Funny how our legislatures want to both bitch and moan about how not enough was done pre-911 and not do much after.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2005 12:00 AM
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