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.
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.