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NEWS: Anti Terror Laws Defeated in English Parliament.

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posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 07:23 PM
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Englands House of Commons has defeated a Anti Terror bill by voting against it's introduction 249 to 119. The bill if introduced successfully in its current form would see ministers issuing control orders and only the more serious orders overseen by judges within the judicial system. Concessions were made on the bill by Home Secretary Charles Clark in order to push the bill through the process and become law quicker.
 



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Among 20 Labour rebels was ex-Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine - Tony Blair's boss when he was studying for the Bar.

MPs will get the chance to look again at peers' amendments when the bill returns to the Commons on Wednesday.

The government had said it would give no more concessions on the bill, but there has been no indication what approach ministers will now take when it comes back before MPs.

The Home Office said: "The government continues to believe that the bill as passed by the House of Commons strikes the right balance between protecting the security of the nation and safeguarding individual liberty.

"The Commons will consider the bill as returned by the Lords."


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The bill was introduced after it was found to be illegal to contain detainees without trial under the current legislation. It will be returned to the House Of Commons on Wednesday to be discussed after amendments are made from it's current form.

Critics of the bill say the bill violates all the basic rights of the British judicial system.

It is good to see that the blind is not leading the blind and rubber stamping this type of legislation without looking at the far reaching eventualities and outcomes caused by the new laws.


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posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 08:47 PM
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I'm glad to hear it. Hopefully other nations won't be so quick to jump on the bandwagon that fights terrorism by destroying civil liberties.


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