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David Miliband: Laboriously Bland Blairite (Part 2)

Posted by seumasach on February 22, 2009

Luke Manzarpour

PressTV

20th February, 2009

David Miliband has taken it upon himself to undermine the best of British politics and law in the name of the British people. 

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U.N. slams U.K. over human rights

Posted by smeddum on August 17, 2008

U.N. slams U.K. over human rights

Hasan Suroor The Hindu
LONDON: The British government is facing embarrassment over a U.N. report that has slammed it for enacting laws that, it says, threaten free speech and human rights.

The report from the U.N. Committee on Human Rights specifically refers to the Terrorism Act, 2006, the strengthened Official Secrets Act and Britain’s stringent libel laws and said that cumulatively they are having a “disproportionate” effect of freedom of expression and civil liberties. According to a summary in The Guardian, the report also expressed concern over the move to extend the period for which terror suspects can be detained without being charged. Read the rest of this entry »

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Britain: Labour refuses to answer Davis’s by-election challenge

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2008

 

By Julie Hyland(WSWS)


21 June 2008

Labour will not contest the by-election forced by the resignation of shadow home secretary David Davis, which he says is intended to initiate a public debate on the government’s attack on democratic rights.

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