28<42

A quick reminder of Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner Andy Hayman’s letter to Charles Clarke, then the Home Secretary, asking for 42 days to interrogate terror suspects. And my interpretation of the rather weak arguments therein.

I’m glad that the plans have been rejected, both from a civil liberties perspective, and because of the lacking in the Met’s original argument of the fundamental point: why stop at 42?

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  1. Spt Harry Snapper Organs on October 14th, 2008 20:58

    I guess we will have to wait and see how it pans out after the next terrorist arrest(s) whether or not habeus corpus gets invoked before a case has been completed.

    This is a high stake topic so, it is in our temperament to err on the side of liberty. Thank god we have Mayor Boris to protect us now.

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