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Barclay (Dark Angel)

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From the BBC website :-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4100481.stm

Detaining foreign terrorism suspects without trial breaks human rights laws, the UK's highest court has ruled.
In a blow to the government's anti-terror measures, the House of Lords law lords ruled by an eight to one majority in favour of appeals by nine detainees.

Most of the men are being indefinitely held in Belmarsh prison, south London.

The law lords said the measures were incompatible with European human rights laws. The men will stay behind bars while ministers decide how to react.


etc.etc.

With any luck the detainees will sue the arses off the govt., though being realistic, somehow I doubt it... :mad:

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I heard about this. The fear is that the govermant would try and change the law meaning that any of us could be held with out trial. I don't see this happening but the mere fact that this fear was expressed shows the feeling of the people toward this goverment.
 

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The worry with this is that the UK government will ignore the European human rights law that they have broken with the imprisonment of people without trial and resort to further kowtowing to the US. Looks like Clarke has already made up his mind not to uphold European Community Law.

I see this as the next tug of war session between Blairs love affair with the US government and the UKs continued membership within European affairs.

Ultimately do we become more integrated with Europe or turn away from Europe and become another state in the USA?
 
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