* counter terrorism bill

Demonstrators attempt to rush Westminster
Protestors attempt to storm Parliament

Demonstrators opposed to expansion at Stansted airport have attempted to storm the Houses of Parliament while the Lords voted on the terror bill. Police have blocked the St Stephen’s Gate entrance to Parliament with wooden bars as a group of protestors attempted to enter the building at the public entrance. Reports from the scene have… Read more »

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Tony McNulty says the government was wrong on pre-charge detention in 2005
McNulty pushes 42-day detention limit

Parliament was right to reject government proposals to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 90 days, a Home Office minister has said. Tony McNulty’s admission came as the government faces a Labour rebellion against its plans to raise the pre-charge detention limit from 28 to 42 days. MPs had rejected the 90-day proposal in… Read more »