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Posted in detention without charge by ukliberty on December 6, 2007

Let’s play Detention Without Charge Bingo!

Jacqui Smith proposes 42 days, controlled by Parliament HAC says no evidence for need – it’s a crap proposal, and a commenter on the Times article puts it well:

Obviously judges are better able to decide these matters than MPs and peers. Judges have more knowledge, they are less likely to panic, they are much more to be trusted with sensitive information and have no interest in trying to lever some political advantage from a case or appearing on the telly.

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