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Opinion: Did the LibDems pick the wrong weekend to call for curbs on anti-terror measures?

James Lyons of the Daily Mirror tweeted last night to say “Oh dear – lib dems picked wrong weekend to call for curbs on anti-terror measures”.

He referred to a Guardian story about LibDem backbenchers calling for the scrapping of control orders and the limit to detention without charge to be reduced to 14 days.

Well yes, I suppose if you have a hangover this morning and, therefore, impaired thinking faculties, it is easy to hear the news (of the discovery of the toner cartridge bombs on their way to the US) and think “silly, woolly Liberals” for raising their …

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    David Raw 3rd Jun '20 - 7:34am Yes, Moggy should be ashamed of himself, replaying His Master's Voice.
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    David Raw 1st Jun '20 - 8:19pm When the US President informed his Soviet ally that a new weapon existed there was no comment from...
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