July 3, 2006


MPs condemn Blair on terror powers: Government backed police over longer detention of suspects on 'flimsy' evidence (Richard Ford and Greg Hurst, 7/04/06, Times of London)

TONY BLAIR and his ministers will be condemned by leading MPs today for their botched efforts to give police new powers to hold terror suspects for up to 90 days.

Although the influential Home Affairs Select Committee concedes that some suspects will have to be detained without charge for longer than the present 28 days, it rebukes the Government for its failure to properly examine the police case for giving them more time.

Mr. Cameron will be exercisinmg these powers soon enough, so it'd be nice to see him come to the PM's defense.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 3, 2006 8:14 PM
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