Peter Goldsmith

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By Lord Goldsmith, attorney general from 2001 to 2007 (THE GUARDIAN, 13/10/08):

Today sees the return to the House of Lords of the contentious issue of extending to 42 days the time someone can be held by the police without being charged. I would have wanted to take part in the debate, though unavoidably I will be absent overseas. My view is that this pernicious provision should be removed from this bill now.

I regard it as not only unnecessary but also counterproductive; and we should fight to protect the liberties the terrorists would take from us, not destroy them ourselves.…  Seguir leyendo »