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Border Police and new security measures announced

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posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 06:56 AM
Gordon Brown has, in a statement to Parliament, announced a raft of new security measures including a specialised border police force and the possibility of extending the detention limit for terrorist suspects to 56 days (with both oversight from the judiciary and Parliament).

None of the news sites have got their stories up just yet, but I'll post some links as they come in.


[edit on 25/7/07 by Ste2652]

posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 07:46 AM

the possibility of extending the detention limit for terrorist suspects to 56 days

Interesting proposal, (not being sheeple), I welcome this, only one thing, both the conservatives and the liberals are both against the detention limit being extended to 56 days. Even as an individual is agasint someone being held without charge for 56 days.

Officers from the Border and Immigration Agency, Revenue and Customs and UKVisas will be brought together for the first time to create a single checkpoint for travellers at ports and airports.

The leader of the Liberal Party attacked everything, Gordon Brown proposed. Like him or not I agree with Ming Campbell on the extension of dentention limit.

Can they not charge them, if they have sufficient evidence or information, Maybe others in here can answer this for me. So they can have the detention extended?

Sky News

[edit on 25-7-2007 by spencerjohnstone]

posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 09:21 AM
I have to say I agree with the unified border police idea. I would like to think it will start to join up the many disparate organisations that have some control at our borders.

I am sure that the need to extend the detention limit has come from heavy pressure from the police and intelligence services. While this if far from perfect, how many of us would complain if a terrorist suspect was released too early and went on to commit a major terrorist act.

At least Brown seems to be wanting to put some oversight in place rather than just relying on the police and intelligence services.

posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 10:06 AM
I don't think anyone particularly 'likes' the idea of what is effectively a form of 'internment without trial'.......but let's not kid ourselves, internment is and has always been an option under British law.

Any extension of detention to 56days is not the loss of new civil rights.

Internment was last practiced in Northern Ireland in 1956 & from 1971 until 1975.

Given the complex nature of some of these international 'terror groups' and their links and provided a serious & proper element of independeant Judicial review is strictly maintained then perhaps in some cases lengthy detention (whilst further information and evidence is gathered) is not unreasonable.

Clearly if it became the 'norm' as opposed to a highly unusual proceedure then it ought to be reviewed.

Interesting move on the border cops too.

[edit on 25-7-2007 by sminkeypinkey]

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