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Independent – Labour peers will try to extend terror detention limit to 60 days: Pro-Government peers are planning to rewrite the Terrorism Bill to let police hold suspects without charge for up to 60 days. They claim that the 28-day limit set by MPs is too short, but critics say they are engaged in political manoeuvring… Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale, a Labour peer and former intelligence officer, said: “It’s our duty, as well as our right, to ask the Commons to think again. They never debated the proposal that there should be a limit of up to 60 days – and it’s ‘up to 60 days’, not ’60 days’, just as it was ‘up to 90 days’.”
Closely followed by; “What about 49 days? No-one debated 49 days, did they?” FFS…