Sunday, June 15, 2008

Government win 42 day detention

There are advantages and disadvantages of the government winning the 42 day detention vote. The disadvantage is that they can keep you without charge for 42 days. No government should be allowed to do that. If the suspects are guilty they should be charged. If there is a lot of evidence to sift through then the government should provide whatever manpower is needed.

If you were innocent you would want compensation if they kept you for this long which is why I am happy to see that the government have promised to give £3000 compensation per day to anyone not charged after 28 days.

If the government were actually serious about dealing with terrorism they would pour more resources into dealing with terrorism and not lock you up for 42 days without charge. They would also stop leaving sensitive information lying around on trains. Such incompetence should not be tolerated and anyone doing so should be sacked.

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