28 to 42
Tomorrow the British House of Commons takes up
the proposal to increase the detention limit from 28 to 42 days.
Tony Blair was defeated a while back on a proposal for 90 days. These long periods of time are an affront to Habeus Corpus. Civil liberties aside, the Government has failed to demonstrate a need to increase detention limits. The trouble is, with an increased limit, Terror recruiters can make suspects into martyrs and play on muslim solidarity to increase their ranks. This proposals mascot should be a condom. It gives you a false sense of security while your actually being screwed.
Good job by the conservatives for opposing this. The tories are following in the tradition of Winston Churchill in standing up for Habeus Corpus. Gordon Brown will undoubtedly demagogue the issue and give a tough guy act to score a couple points. The House should do the right thing and defeat this proposal.