Sunday, 8 June 2008

Faint praise indeed

According to the Indy,
Gordon Brown's plans to hold terror suspects for 42 days without charge received a late boost yesterday when some of Britain's top police and security officers said the controversial proposals were "workable".
But the securocrats apparently "stopped short of offering support", not wanting to be seen to be getting involved in politics, even if that is what they are doing.

The Indy again falls into the classic trap of reporting, without objective knowledge, that "Government whips are confident they will win on Wednesday".

Meanwhile Brown has denied that the 42 day plans are a breach of human rights:
"we have done everything in our power to protect the civil liberties of the individual ... because in Britain liberty is and remains at the centre of our constitutional settlement," he told his MPs.
That settles it then

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