Tuesday, November 23, 2004

British Anti-Terror Laws

A British official comments on forthcoming anti-terror laws there:
Tough new laws on terrorism could be passed if Labour wins a third term in power, Home Secretary David Blunkett has indicated.

Mr Blunkett said officials were looking at a range of measures - from jury-less anti-terror courts to allowing wire-tap evidence in trials - which could be implemented if Labour is re-elected at the General Election.

He said that civil orders - similar to anti-social behaviour orders - could be imposed against individuals who had not committed an offence but were suspected of "acts preparatory to terrorism".
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Clearly, this can all be traced to Ashcroft and the Patriot Act.


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