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  • Thursday, March 23, 2006

    Tory peers back down on "glorification"

    Proving that Tory opposition to the so called "glorification" clause in the "anti terror" bill was purely opportunistic, they've now backed down, and decided to support Blair& Co, from the Guardian today:

    The House of Lords rejected by 172 votes to 112 a Liberal Democrat amendment which would have removed any reference to prosecution for "glorification" of terrorism. Offenders could be jailed for up to seven years for encouraging or inducing terrorism under the clause, which has angered academics and artists who have warned it is an unacceptable limit on freedom of speech. Other critics have condemned it as too vague.

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