’42 days’ is dead

Posted by Tim Ireland at 13 October 2008

Category: The War on Stupid

This entry was posted on
Monday, October 13th, 2008
at
8:53 pm and is filed
under The War on Stupid.

There’s no coming back from this.

42 days has been chucked out by the Lords for being, in the words of Baroness Mallalieu; “dangerous, wrong and completely and wholly unnecessary in practice”

Brown doesn’t have the time or support required to push back, so it’s over.

Almost…

There may still be an entertaining hissy-fit from Rebekah Wade and she may even drag the Page 3 girl into it.

UPDATE – BBC – Ministers drop 42-day detention: Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has said that plans to extend terror detention to 42 days will be dropped from the Counter-Terrorism Bill. It follows a heavy defeat for the government in the House of Lords, which threw out the plan by 309 votes to 118. Ms Smith said instead the measure would be in a separate piece of legislation to be brought to Parliament if needed.

UPDATE – Dave Cross reports on the predicted (if somewhat muted) hissy fit.








1 Comment

  1. Tom says

    Does this leave the position of Lord Carlile as the 'independent' monitor of terrorism legislation a bit, um, untenable? I mean, it's not like anyone except the mainstream media listen to him or anything, but it would be nice to strip away the pretence here.

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