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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

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Smith faces rebellion over counterterror bill
Smith begins fight for 42-day pre-charge detention

The government has formalised plans to hold terror suspects for 42 days without charge with publication of the counterterrorism bill. The home secretary has outlined the government’s plans for tackling terrorism as Labour whips warn her that backbenchers are sceptical about the most controversial measure in the bill; the extension of pre-charge detention. Ministers argue… Read more »

Straw defends Labour's liberal record
Straw hits back at ‘fashionable’ liberal critics

The justice secretary has hit back at claims Labour has undermined liberty, pointing to the government’s record for passing legislation that forwards human rights and openness. Writing in the Guardian the day after the home affairs select committee tore into Jacqui Smith’s plans to extend the period for pre-charge detention, Jack Straw insisted Labour had… Read more »