Why was Tony Blair's terrorism bill defeated?
There are some things in life that do not make a lot of sense.
The defeat of this bill was a disgrace. What were the M.P.'s thinking of............not our security, that's for sure.
The bill allows the police to detain terror suspects for up to 90 days without charge, rather than the existing 14 days.
Now I don't know what was wrong with that but the M.P.s, for some reason, thought that was too long and they have voted to extend the time limit to 28 days.
The bill was defeated in the house of commons.
What I would like to point out is that the M.P.'s who voted against this bill did not take into consideration that we, the people of this country and those that voted THEM in, would have loved that bill to be voted FOR and not AGAINST.
The M.P.'s had let US down badly.
As I said, it is US that vote THEM in and they are there to represent us. They did not do that on that occasion. Everyone I know agreed whole heartedly with that bill.
It was for our national security.
How can you expect the police and armed forces to protect us when they have no support from our own M.P.'s?
This was one Bill Tony had got spot on.