Falconer leads assault on 42-day plan – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Tony Blair’s former lord chancellor, Lord Falconer, yesterday dismissed as ‘fanciful’ the government’s argument that the fight against terrorism would be assisted by extending to 42 days the maximum period a suspect can be detained without charge. Leading a cross-party assault on the plan in the House of Lords, which last night overwhelmingly rejected the measure by 309 votes to 118, Falconer said he had decided to vote against his government with a ‘heavy heart’.”

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The Guardian, 14th October 2008

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