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Friday, December 17, 2004

Law lords epitaph for Blunkett

Finacial Times

"Yesterday's ruling by an eight-to-one majority of law lords that detaining foreign terrorist suspects without trial breached human rights laws provides an appropriate epitaph for David Blunkett's record as home secretary. Indefinite imprisonment without charge or trial was anathema in any country that observed the rule of law, said one of the law lords."

What are the odds Blunkett had fore-knowledge of this ruling and chose a strategic retreat rather than a complete rout?

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