Friday, November 11, 2005

90 days defeated

I'm a bit slow with this, but the Government was defeated on the point of detaining people without charge for 90 days. This is good in itself (although the amendment raising the time held without charge from the current 14 days to 28 days did get passed), but there's a lot more in the Terrorism Bill that got passed on the nod. This whole 'debate' has been far too emotionally charged, which scares me, on something this important (one example).

Oh, and in the wake of the above, is it just me that thinks that the news that some Britons were held in Iran for 13 days without charge or trial is incredibly ironic?

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