Cabinet split emerges over 42 day detention – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The first signs of a high-level Cabinet split over proposals to extend suspects’ detention to 42 days emerged yesterday as the government faced criticism from Labour backbenchers. Gordon Brown has been counselled by senior colleagues that there is no real need to push ahead with the extension, adding to the pressure from leading figures in the judiciary, including the director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2008