On the advance of civil liberties under our new government

Terrorist Asset Freezing Bill. (Treasury)

There is already provision for freezing terrorists\’ assets in law – however, a new Bill could be the vehicle for expanding the definition of an organisation classed as terrorist, possibly to include Hizb-ut-Tahir, the revolutionary Islamist party, which David Cameron has said he will ban.

Oh Aye?

We\’ve already got cases where assets have been frozen: to the point that people with frozen assets cannot hire a lawyer to defend themselves. This is an area where the government needs less power, not more.

2 thoughts on “On the advance of civil liberties under our new government”

  1. “a new Bill could be the vehicle for expanding the definition of an organisation classed as terrorist”

    UKIP? You know they would love to.

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