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British PM Wins Anti-Terror Vote

Posted on Jun 11, 2008
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Gordon Brown has won an important victory in his effort to extend the time British authorities can hold terror suspects without charge from 28 to 42 days. The measure was significantly controversial, however, that 36 members of the prime minister’s party voted against it.


Prime Minister Gordon Brown has narrowly won a House of Commons vote on extending the maximum time police can hold terror suspects to 42 days.

Thirty-six Labour MPs joined forces with Conservatives and Lib Dems to vote against the proposals.

But that was not enough to defeat them - although the government still faces a battle in the House of Lords.

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By GoldenT, June 12, 2008 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment

...proving where the deep roots of Fascism are grounded.

Way to go, Gordo!

(Give my best to Teddie.)

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By Celia Wells, June 11, 2008 at 4:42 pm Link to this comment
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An important victory, to detain citizens without charge? Those plucky Brits. Stiff upper lip, and all that.

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By troublesum, June 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm Link to this comment

Well I do remember when Reid and Leahy said they would hold their breath until they turned purple unless the AG handed over a list of American citizens held in detention for alledged terrorist activity.  7 years and still waiting.

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By troublesum, June 11, 2008 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment

Oh those bleeding heart British MP’s.  Our congress has the balls to allow the president to lock us up and throw away the key when that’s what’s good for us.

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