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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2006

    The Lords stuck to their guns

    Everyone interested in Liberty has won a victory tonight. The House of Lords has once again defeated Blair & Co's authoritarian plans contained in the "anti terror" bill, from the Guardian:

    Tonight peers, after a two-hour debate, voted to remove the "glorification" clause from the bill by 160 to 156, a majority of just four.

    Today's defeat came after the former law lord Lord Lloyd of Berwick put forward an amendment removing the controversial clause.

    Although Tory MPs had opposed the measure, Conservative peers had been told not to vote against the bill for tactical reasons, saving their fire for next week's vote on ID cards in the Lords. However, enough rebelled and voted against the measure to defeat it.

    Thank you to all those who have voted against this ridiculous "glorification" offence. Our MPs should be doing their jobs properly and supporting liberty in this country, but at this moment in time, quite obviously, the liberty protecters sit in the house of Lords. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

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