WHICH CAME FIRST?
Again, especially after the farce of August last year, I have deep reservations about this alleged plot. Of course, this one may exist, but I think we are entitled to a high degree of skepticism.
Fresh bid to extend detention period for terror suspects
Thursday February 1, 2007
The home secretary, John Reid, is to make a fresh attempt to extend the maximum period that terror suspects can be detained without charge beyond 28 days, it was announced today.
Mr Reid told ministers at this morning's cabinet meeting he would attempt to find cross-party consensus on a longer detention period for questioning, the prime minister's official spokesman said.
Following consultations with the police, Mr Reid said police chiefs thought it was "right and proper" for the government to address the issue once more, following a failed attempt to introduce 90-day detention in 2005.