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Human rights laws to be abolished in UK to fight terrorism

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by 9sublime, May 25, 2007.

  1. 9sublime

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    http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=811232007

    There are loads of articels on this. Basically, the government wants to put people in indefinite detention without trial. Its more than likely that they will get no legal representation etc.
     
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    Aren't the Scots looking to break out of the UK anyway?
     
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    As you are from the UK, what are your thoughts on it?
     
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    hah yeah it is from a scottish newspaper.

    Basically, Tony Blair introduced a law which means terror suspects can be detained without trial for around 50-100 days (I can't remember which) but he wanted to extend it to over 200 days.
    I don't actually really see the difference with this, except if it becomes an indefinite imprisonment.

    This, to me, signals the start of a slippery slope towards a police state and I don't like it. What if they start using this law for people who aren't terrorists. People should always have the right to a trial, whatever their crime.
     
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    I feel your pain. The potential restrictions that we can face in the name of safety is ridiculous.
     
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