Lib Dems: Sanity and justice returns

Tom Brake, co-chair of the Liberal Democrat parliamentary committee on home affairs and justice, comments on the government's review of counter-terrorism laws:

"Sanity and justice have been restored to British life.

"Today is a victory for those who have campaigned to restore the historic freedoms that Labour spent 13 years destroying.

"Control orders are gone, 28 days detention without charge is gone, indiscriminate stop and search is gone and the abuse of anti-terror powers by councils to pursue petty offences is over.

"There will always be a balance to be struck between freedom and security and these proposals protect British citizens while upholding their centuries-old values."


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