Tuesday, July 19, 2005
New anti terror law for UK
Another anti terrorism law will be passed in the UK in the Autumn, following the Home Secretary, Charles Clarke's meeting with the opposition home affairs spokesmen, Mark Oaten and David Davis. Having successfully pushed through data retention plans at the EU council of ministers meeting, Mr Clarke is maintaining his commitment to resist rushing through new anti-terror laws in the wake of the London bombings. This legislation was already in the pipeline before the London atrocities and this new agreement with the opposition parties merely enables it to be processed more quickly through parliament than Mr Clarke originally envisaged.