Control orders

The government's long awaited review of counter-terrorism legislation has been published.

The process was slowed by behind-the-scenes struggles between deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and home secretary Theresa May.

Mr Clegg is keen to show Liberal Democrats solid results from their decision to join government, while Ms May is understood to be receptive to police arguments demanding a full range of powers to deal with terrorism.

Labour argued that the tortured process revealed that the review became about saving face rather than national security.


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