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UK Can Now Hold People Without Charge For 42 Days

UK Can Now Hold People Without Charge For 42 Days

BBC
June 12, 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has narrowly won a House of Commons vote on extending the maximum time police can hold terror suspects to 42 days. More

I personally would like to say that I couldn’t believe that this was could happen, but I can’t. These sorts of laws have been drafted and voted in time and time again in the UK. This particular one holds the probability that even if you’re found innocent, by the time the 42 days is up, chances are, everything you’ve ever had will be gone — job, home, family.

Oh there is talk of compensation packages available for the falsely accused, chances of you getting that money however is slim to none, lets not forget, this is the same country that charges prisoners, who have been falsely accused for bed and boarding costs.

 

Davis Resigns U.K. Parliament to Protest Terror Law

Bloomberg
June 12, 2008

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tG3mIcqgOFw

David Davis, the lawmaker in charge of home affairs policy for Britain’s opposition Conservative Party, resigned his seat in Parliament to force an electoral contest over government limits on civil liberties.

Davis, 59, will campaign to return to the House of Commons, arguing against Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s national identification card program and his plan to let police detain terrorism suspects up to 42 days without charge.

“This is a by-election against the slow strangulation of fundamental British freedoms by this government,’’ Davis told journalists today in London.

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