Archbishop criticises 90 day detention without charge
In January, in response to a British Social Attitudes to Liberty survey, I asked,
I wonder whether attitudes to civil liberties are different in people who have lived in countries that are much more draconian than ours.
Well, this is by no means a statistically sound data set, but John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, recently criticised the Government’s plans to again attempt to extend the period we can be detained without charge, saying the UK was getting close to becoming a police state.
And he should know, as at one point he lived in Uganda while Idi Amin was in charge.