Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Security minister slapped down by Gordon Brown

By James Kirkup, political correspondent, and Gary Cleland Last Updated: 12:18pm GMT 14/11/2007
Admiral Lord West, the security minister, was today forced into an abrupt and humiliating U-turn after publicly opposing Gordon Brown's bid to raise the time limit on holding terror suspects without charging.
Lord West was forced into a U-turn by Gordon Brown
The former navy chief was drafted into the Government in the summer and asked to review Britain's defences against al-Qa'eda terrorists, and parts of that review will be presented to parliament later today.
The Prime Minister's most contentious anti-terror proposal is to look at raising the pre-charge detention time limit from 28 to 56 days.

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