The Terror Bill was put together after the July bombings
Controversial plans for new anti-terrorism laws have suffered a defeat in the House of Lords.
Peers voted by 270 to 144 to ditch plans in the Terrorism Bill for a new offence of “glorifying” terror.
Ex-law lord Lord Lloyd of Berwick said the offence was too vague, unworkable and could jeopardise freedom of speech.
The Lords have also blindsided the provisions covering the distribution of ‘terrorist’ publications, which will now require prosecutors to show recklessness or intent to make a charge stick.