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Tom Brake: Sanity and justice restored to British life

January 26, 2011 1:19 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the Home Secretary's statement following the Counter-Terrorism and Security review, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs and Justice, Tom Brake said:

"Sanity and justice have been restored to British life.

"Today is a victory for those who have campaigned to restore the historic freedoms that Labour spent 13 years destroying.

"Control orders are gone, 28 days detention without charge is gone, indiscriminate stop and search is gone and the abuse of anti-terror powers by councils to pursue petty offences is over.

"There will always be a balance to be struck between freedom and security and these proposals protect British citizens while upholding their centuries-old values."

Read Tim Farron's response to the proposed reforms
Find out more about proposed changes to counter-terror powers
Read Lib Dem peer Lord MacDonald's review of counter-terror laws