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I'm watching - or half-watching - the Lords debate on the amendment to the 42 days bill. Why do I do this to myself? I keep wanting to argue with them. Baroness Ramsay has just informed us that we need 42 days detention because the head of MI5 says so, and there can be no further argument. Just like the head of MI5 said there were WMDs in Iraq, presumably.

And why do they keep saying we're in more danger from terrorism than we were when the 28 days bill was put through? That was only in 2005, and I don't think things have got worse since then...

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pickwick
Oct. 13th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen her - mostly Labour wonks talking shite. Lord West just tried to tell us that 42 days is "just 12 or so more" than 28 - presumably it sounds better than a fortnight...
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pickwick
Oct. 13th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
But it might take them months to look through the terrorists' suspects' computers! Because they're evil and use encryption and things, and sometimes they name files innocent things rather than "Plan To Bomb London"! They're so evil, sometimes the documents aren't even in English!

Ack. I should stop watching this.
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pickwick
Oct. 13th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Just a tad, yeah. But hey, good result!
sloopjonb
Oct. 13th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Picky: MI6 were the WMD people, they being the foreign intelligence peeps.
pickwick
Oct. 13th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Bugger, I did wonder about that, but I couldn't be arsed looking it up. I'll remember now...probably...
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