Tag Archives: schedule 7

Sarah Ludford MEP writes… Emergency Motion 6 will promote Schedule 7 reform and protect civil liberties

The last time I wrote a piece for Lib Dem Voice I asked for the assistance of conference voting reps to ensure that party conference debates the detention of David Miranda and the reform of Schedule 7 of the Terrorism 2000 – Labour legislation – under which he was detained.

A very big thank you to those who responded with support for Emergency Motion 6: Schedule 7 of Terrorism Act 2000 to be in the ballot for debate in Glasgow next Wednesday (Sep 18th from 9:00 to 10.30, item F38). I’m sure the handsome volume of signatures – due …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged and | Leave a comment

David Miranda’s detention – what do the public think?

Polling firm YouGov has surveyed the British public on their attitudes to this week’s big news story: the detention of David Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who’s worked with Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence officer on whistleblowing / leaking details of the the surveillance activities of the US and British intelligence agencies.

‘Public divided’ is how YouGov’s summarised it, pretty fairly. This in itself is surprising: generally the public favours ‘national security’ over ‘individual liberty’ when push comes to shove. This suggests the police’s actions, possibly in themselves unlawful, have worried more than just the usual civil …

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , and | 15 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • Paul Barker
    Labour suspended a former Leader for being soft on Antisemitism, a courageous action for which they didnt get enough praise. Cable should be suspended from an...
  • TonyH
    I agree with @Martin. My first reaction was what the hell is VC doing on that dreadful channel with that dreadful man?? I hope he reflects that this was not a w...
  • John McHugo
    I think people can make up their own minds by looking at the definition of genocide in Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the ICC https://www.icc-cpi.int/resource...
  • Jason Conner
    They're not 3 separate problems, they are interlinked. I had a postal vote but for various reasons could not send it back in time. So I could've voted twice for...
  • Marco
    @ Peter Martin So it’s fine with you if we join the EEA / single market then?...