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March 13, 2005

In London the Tory opposition and the Labour Government are battling over who is going to go the furtherest in implementing Australia's asylum and immigration policy. This is going to be a central issue in the forthcoming general election since people are pouring into the UK from Eastern Europe, now that the Eastern European countries are a part of the Economic Union.

Steve Bell

Meanawhile the fallout from the weakening human rights in the name of the war on terror continues.We have the moves to detain suspects without trial and the use of torture, or the practices of sexual humiliation and other abuses uncovered at US-run prisons for foreigners.

At the moment the Blair Government is battling to impose tough new anti-terror laws that severely restrict the right of suspected terrorists to move was rejected by the House of Lords. It appears that the remaining foreign terror suspects detained in Belmarsh prison and Broadmoor hospital without charge or trial since the 9/11 attacks may be released after spending up to more than three years in jail.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:27 AM | | Comments (0)