Labour majority on terrorism laws reduced to one
Source: BBC News
Labour's majority on the revised anti-terrorism legislation they are trying to force through parliament despite massive public opposition has been reduced to one vote.
This is a massive rebellion and comes after another huge rebellion over the ID cards bill. The Labour Party is starting to lose its control of the British government, it can't be long before they lose a vote of no confidence.
The new terror laws would allow the Police to detain "terror suspects" for up to 90 days (that's 3 months - a quarter of a year) without charge and without having to provide even a hint of evidence to a judge to justify the detention.
The rising terrorist threat in this country, courtesy of Traitor Blair, is cause for concern and clearly has to be dealt with. However, the government have abused the current Terrorism Act over 600 times in the last month - they used it to keep Walter Wolfgang out of the Labour Party conference, they used it to stop and search over 600 people attending the Labour Party conference and they used it to detain and charge a woman for walking on a cycle path.
The government and the Police cleary can't be trusted with what powers they currently have. They certainly can't be trusted with more.