I find it one of life's strange ironies that on a day when people are queuing up to see a display of the Magna Carta documents at the Bodlian Library the Government are pressing ahead with plans to extend to 42 days detention without charge. I have yet to hear them make any coherent case for this change. Whatever happened to preparing your case before arrest, why have they still not changed the rules on phone tap evidence? There are many questions, no sensible answers just political obfuscation. Do they really think we don't care how people are treated as long as they are arrested on suspicion of terrorism? If we lose our respect for freedom from detention without charge then the drip, drip, drip will continue until one day we turn around and find we have been arrested for being seen parked on a double yellow line and are locked up for 42 days while the police get around to investigating. A little far fetched maybe but.................
DETENTION WITHOUT CHARGE ARTICLE
MAGNA CARTA ARTICLE