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Human Rights Committee criticises Terrorism Bill for plans to block UK citizens and for challenges to academic freedom

The knee-jerk reaction to any act of terrorism is to propose yet more regulations and legislation to prevent future attacks or to deal with the attackers. As liberals we have to be very careful to ensure that our civil and human rights are not being curtailed unnecessarily.

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Lord Alderdice writes… Improving the Justice and Security Bill

Last night the House of Lords debated and voted on the Justice and Security Bill at its Report stage. I know from reading Lib Dem Voice and from listening to the recent debate at Conference what a touchstone issue this Bill is for many members. Which is why I want to explain how the Bill, which we have now passed to the Commons, is a very different beast from that originally under consideration.

Some of you will have seen that the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) produced a unanimous report last week. We have two eminent Liberal …

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    Well some of those students go on to become the next Helen Mirren, Lawrence Olivier, etc entertaining the whole nation and winning Oscars etc or...
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    Tim has got this absolutely spot on. If people are this desperate to improve their lives then nothing will stop them trying to cross the...
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    That said, if any Labour MP did wish to defect, so long as they were flexible enough to accept the Lib Dem whip and positions,...
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    I think Alisdair is mistaken to say Yvette was a "cheer leader" for Theresa May - on the transcripts I saw it seemed to be...
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    I prefer people who join a political party and stick with it though thick and thin
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    @Jayne “Other men's crosses are not my crosses.” ― John Donne I take that view even as a woman, as an I-feminist and a liberal.