So far they’ve proved OK on civil liberties. This is also welcome news. In an interview with Sayeeda Warsi:
The little-used but contentious Labour legislation allowing terror suspects to be detained without charge for up to 28 days could also be scrapped. “The question I would ask is this: how many times has 28 days been used?” said Warsi, who also has a cross-Whitehall brief on community issues.
A review could recommend changes in July. “Of course you have got to protect your country. But we have also got some very clear principles of natural justice. We have principles that people should know the charge against them, that we don’t detain for excessive periods without charge,” Warsi said.
It’s a sad day when Tories understand principles of natural justice better than some idiots in the Labour Party (who claim to be all for civil liberties).
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