Day: 16 February 2006
This is my last word on the Terrorism Bill debate, I promise, until the Bill returns to the House of Lords, which should be sometime in early March: the 6th has, I understand, been mooted. I watched the latter stages of the debate on clause 3 of the […]
The Secret Policeman’s Ball
In reporting that Lib Dem and Tory Peers may fight back against yesterday’s reinstatement of glorification in the Terrorism Bill, the Beeb include this gem of a statement from the Met. Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorism chief Peter Clarke on Thursday said it was “hopelessly optimistic” to think the threat […]
O, the fierce wretchedness that glory brings us!
In the interests of separating the spin for the reality of yesterday’s proceedings in the House of Commons on the Terrorism Bill, this is what yesterday left us with in terms of ‘glorification’: There is NO offence ‘glorifying terrorism’ in the Bill. What Parliament reinstated were amendments which […]