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TERRORISM: "Control Orders" at the Center of New UK Terror Laws.

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posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 01:33 PM
Charles Clarke MP, the British Home Secretary, today told the House of Commons that the government would seek new powers to replace those that allowed foreign terror suspects to be held without charge or trial which were recently found to be unlawful by the Law Lords (Britains highest court). The new measures called "Control Orders" could be applied to British citizens as well as foreign nationals and could include house arrest without stated end, Communications cut off through either telephone and internet, restricted visitation.

Detention of foreign terror suspects without trial will be replaced with house arrest and a range of other new powers, Charles Clarke has proposed.
The home secretary's planned "control orders" could also include curfews or tagging and would cover UK citizens, not just foreign nationals.

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[edit on 27-1-2005 by Banshee]

posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 02:06 PM
Seems like a decent comprimise, house arrest instead of holding in a jail. Not constitutional in the US, but then again this is for Britain.

posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 04:02 PM
An expansion of government control over its citizens as a result of terrorism......those wascaly wascals in the middle east have done just screwed it up for the rest of the world.


posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 04:13 PM
The Law Lords found that applying the 'law' to 'foreign nationals' was discriminatory. What a nice present - now house arrest can be applied to all British nationals - no mobiles, no internet, tagging and surveillance.
Britain doesn't have the network of internment camps the US possesses, so lets turn the whole island into one big Guantanamo

posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 09:46 PM
1984 should be sold out of all British bookstores by the end of the week.

Sorry to hear this news!

posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 10:10 PM
At least the British politicians have the balls to call the bill what it realy is versus some dressed up crap our people on this side of the pond came up with in the PATRIOT ACT. Shame is that the Brittish people will probably take it laying down just as we did here. For the distance separating the two countries and the worlds of difference in culture it sure seems like the same invisible hand that guides US policy is at the helm in the UK.

posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 05:54 AM
House arrest without any cases going to court, limiting access to telephones, internet etc. and tagged as well....

hmmm which other countries operate this form of supression of the populace.....

...let me see.....China, Burma, Chile, USSR to name a few........and the UK to join this illustrious list soon!!

They'll be legalising torture soon...

And I was glad to see the back of Blunkett!! Come back Blunkett all is forgiven.....

[edit on 27-1-2005 by spacemunkey]

posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 08:15 PM
Glad to see the back of Blunkett? What do you mean? He hasn't gone anywhere - still Home Sec. last time I looked.

I find this one strange. How can the Government enforce this house arrest. How do you stop a citizen accessing the net? Okay you cut off his phone, but he can use the net cafe on the high street or the library. Very odd.

Let MI5 watch these guys, and heve them reined inif they digress. No problem with that as far as I'm concerned.

posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 02:13 AM
Lister were have you been??

Blunkett had to resign his post weeks ago (15th December), Charles Clarke has taken his position now.

As for using internet cafe's how is one supposed to do that under house arrest??????

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