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Today: Sat, March 28 2015  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
09 March 2013
Dark days for rights as attacks gather pace
by Corinna Lotz
 sub-topic» General

Last night MPs voted against “safeguards” to curb the use of secret courts proposed in the Bill. Labour’s amendments were intended to make it more palatable to its numerous critics. But with the unstinting help of former Labour ministers David Blunkett, Jack Straw and Hazel Blears, the amendments failed by 71 and 73 votes, even though seven Lib Dems rebelled.