Monday, March 07, 2005

Seems like good news

Peers inflict terror bill defeat

Rebel Labour Peers Help Reject Terror Law

The Terrorism Bill appears to have been subject to major amendments in the House of Lords, specifically that all control orders under the bill must be authorised by a judge. Amendment passed by a majority of 130 - that's hard to argue with.

The Labour Rebels who helped amend the bill include the former Met Police Chief, Lord Condon, and the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg (he of the expensive wallpaper).

I await further reports with interest, and the publication of the debate in Hansard.

The reaction of the government should also be interesting.


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