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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Plutocrats 1 Democrats 0 How the Lords Stopped(for now..) the House Arrest Bill.

Yet again the undemocratically appointed Lords attempt to save British democracy from itself. Luckily for British liberties they have voted the governments proposals for house arrest or as they euphemistically call them 'control orders'. As I have noted in previous posts this issue needs to be settled prior to March 14th when the current bill expires. This then places the pressure back on the government to either heavily modify the proposed legislation, drop it or temporarily continue with the current detention without trial.

It will be interesting to see how the government reacts under this pressure, with the Conservatives breathing down their neck about law and order and the Lib Dems hammering them on their left flank about civil liberties.