Saturday, January 22, 2005


UK being tough on terrorists?

From This Is London

Belmarsh fears acknowledged
21 January 2005

Foreign Office minister Chris Mullin has said "any decent democrat" would be concerned at the holding without trial of terror suspects in a London jail.

Interviewed on the ePolitix website about detentions in Belmarsh Prison, he said: "I don't think anyone can take satisfaction in this situation."

But he said terror suspects should not be allowed to "walk the streets".

That would mark a change in UK policy, if it were true, Mr. Mullin!

Walking the streets at the moment, is Patrick Magee, the IRA terrorist who, in 1984, blew up the Grand Hotel in Brighton, in an attempt to kill Margaret Thatcher and her entire cabinet who were staying for a conference. Among the wounded was Mrs. Margaret Tebbit, the wife of then Minister Norman Tebbit. She has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Patrick Magee was released in 1999.

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