This article by The New Statesman reminds us that, when Labour came to power, the maximum period of detention without charge was 48 hours, with the Home Secretary able to grant exceptional extensions to 5 days. They also remind us that Mrs Thatcher’s response to the Brighton bombing was not a raft of draconian legislation, but a request for M&S to open early so people could replace their clothes.

Today’s Telegraph reminds us that these repeated revisions to ordinary criminal law aren’t actually useful and it proposes alternatives.

Where has our courage gone?

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