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Restore civil liberties eroded by last government

Comment 26th July 2010

The introduction of Control Orders which can severely restrict individual freedoms, and deny even family access, without any convictions against a person, was a shameful piece of legislation – and its practice demonstrated how degrading it was – and should be repealed.

Further, the widespread introduction of surveillance cameras and of sound monitoring as well, and the far too 'liberal' discretion with which police forces can employ such methods in comparison with the denial of ordinary civil rights, through the guise of anti-terrorism, needs to be brought to a halt, and reasonable presumptions of innocence restored.

Why does this matter?

It is important because there has arisen a momentum of state inspired controls on peoples ordinary lives which denies dignity, and in the case of Control  Orders fundamental freedoms, to people on the basis of unproven suspicion.

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