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As expected, Lords reject 42 days

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Oct. 13th, 2008 | 08:20 pm

The government's plans to extend terror detention limits to 42 days have been heavily defeated in the House of Lords.

Peers voted to keep the current 28-day limit on pre-charge detentions by 309 votes to 118 - a majority of 191.
(BBC) Good. So, now the question is, will the Brown campaign actually try to force it through with the Parliament Act, given everything else? I suspect not, they have enough problems as it is.

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Terrorism bill

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 13th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)

Seems our biggest terrorists have been the w .... sorry, bankers. Any chance of detaining them for 42 days and then bringing charges?

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