New blow for PM on terror detention – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown’s hopes of forging a political consensus over extending detention without charge beyond 28 days are expected to be dealt a heavy blow by the former attorney general Lord Goldsmith. In a meeting with the home affairs select committee next week, he is expected to say he has seen no evidence to justify the extension, and reveal that he was close to resignation when Tony Blair pushed for 90-day detention in 2005 before being thwarted by a backbench rebellion.”

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The Guardian, 17th Novemeber 2007