UK Liberty

Janus Straw

Posted in detention without charge, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on April 18, 2008

The Guardian:

Jack Straw, the justice secretary, has privately expressed doubts about Gordon Brown’s determination to insist on 42 days because he fears it could lead to further tensions in the Muslim community and paradoxically could lead to less intelligence being supplied to the authorities from Muslim sources.

Straw, who has a big Muslim community in his Blackburn constituency, will be publicly backing the policy and voting for the government, a source said yesterday. But this does not mean he agrees with the necessity to do it. He has remained conspicuously silent in public in pushing the policy.

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