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Monday, October 13th, 2008 at
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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.
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.