Friday, March 11, 2005

DEMOCRACY AT WORK ?


Clarke urges peers to give way.

U.K. Home Secretary Charles Clarke has urged peers to give way over anti-terror laws following all-night sittings in both Houses of Parliament.
He accused Lords of having a "stick in the mud response" to measures that would "prevent terrorism". MPs and peers are locked in battle over plans to limit the life of the bill and to raise the standard of proof before restrictions can be placed on suspects.
Tory Dominic Grieve told Mr Clarke peers would not budge. Tory leader Michael Howard told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the parliamentary battle would "take as long as it takes".

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