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.Clearly, this can all be traced to Ashcroft and the Patriot Act.
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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