Blair wants police to have war-time powers

Tony Blair, in the last bit of his time in office, is trying to get British police war-time powers to stop people and ask them where they’re going, where they’re coming from, and who they are, according to the New Zealand Herald.  Police already have the power to stop and search people.

Blair’s other idea, allowing detainment for up to ninety days with no charges, was not accepted by Parliament and the courts.

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14 Responses to “Blair wants police to have war-time powers”

  1. lightcontrast Says:

    “Blair’s other idea, allowing detainment for up to ninety days with no charges, was not accepted by Parliament and the courts.”

    Why should that be legal?

  2. Agent KGB Says:

    I couldn’t tell you (at least it’s better than five years at Gitmo though).

    btw, akismet doesn’t seem to like me, I left a couple comments on your blog a while ago and they haven’t showed up. Anyway, I’ve heard there’s some way to turn off comments on old posts automatically on wordpress.com, just wondering if you’d tried that.

  3. lightcontrast Says:

    True, it is better than that.

    I just deleted my whole akismet box lately. No, I haven’t tried to turn off comments.

  4. lightcontrast Says:

    I couldn’t find them. If you leave comments and they don’t show up, you can email me at azuredlite@excite.com.

    I heard that they’re throwing Khadr’s case out. He’ll be detained in Gitmo, but he won’t get a trial.

  5. mas Says:

    “I heard that they’re throwing Khadr’s case out. He’ll be detained in Gitmo, but he won’t get a trial.”

    Shouldn’t know if he’ll ever get a trial or not, but the judge ruled that he had not been shown to be an illegal enemy combatant and so he (the judge) lacked jurisdiction.

    In the meantime the gov’t appeal.

    See if this link works:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,,2095552,00.html

  6. lightcontrast Says:

    And in the meantime, he’ll be sitting in prison until…the new administration takes over in 2009…that’s unfair.

  7. Agent KGB Says:

    That’s kind of optimistic in a way though light, I’m not sure the 09 administration will do any better. Unless Ron Paul gets the nomination I doubt a Republican would, and the Democrats would improve things but not necessarily enough.

  8. LC Says:

    I suppose, but that doesn’t excuse it’s wrongness. He has a right as a human being, to know what he is guilty of or if he is guilty of any crime. Ron Paul doesn’t have enough support from mainstream Republicans and it’s not very likely that he will. If anything, Giuliani and Romney seem to be the Republican party frontrunners.

  9. Heléne Says:

    undialogue.blogspot.com

  10. Liberty Says:

    Scary, to say the least.

  11. LightContrast Says:

    Hey Agent, I hope you’re doing okay.

  12. maldives travel Says:

    good point i think

  13. Banality Says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Banality.

  14. maldives holidays Says:

    this is what is happening in the world today unfortunately

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