posted on Nov, 9 2005 @ 01:33 PM
If they have suspicions then they can currently hold someone for two weeks without charge.
As it stands after that they can currently let the suspect go, or they can charge them with a lesser crime.
If during the two weeks they cannot find evidence to warrent the suspect being 'monitored' by MI5, then that person should not have been held in the
first place. If they are still suspicious, then the funds should be there, along with a warrant form the courts, to monitor every single aspect of
that suspects life.
Holding someone for the equivalent of a six month sentence is going to do nothing except lead the persons held into the arms of terrorist 'gangs'.
If I was held for 3 months without charge, I would prolly want to 'vent' my anger.
Glad this was not passed.
I do not think Tony will quit, or call for an election......this was an issue that wanted to radically change a fundamental liberty, it is not a major
surprise that he lost, although I am a little concerned about how close it was; and am very thankful that MPs do not always vote according to their
constituants wishes, but at what they know will benefit them in the long run.
Increase the funding for surveillance, and grant the powers to allow closer observations - dont lock people up for 3 months because their name turned
up in someones phone etc.
Internment did not work in the fight against the Irish terrorist, why do they think it will now!!???
All this imo of course.
[edit on 9/11/05 by Strodyn]