Life InSecret Britain

Last week MPs revived the corpse of the ‘Secret Justice’ Bill. Here we spell out the full terrifying implications of life in… Secret Britain

  • Vote on Bill took place at same time as gay marriage vote
  • Bill could give power to cover-up details on events such as Hillsborough
  • Legal system would be weighted in favour of the powerful

By David Rose

PUBLISHED: 01:54 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 10 February 2013

While all attention at Westminster was focused on whether to allow gay marriage, this Coalition Government did something furtive – something that is not only much less liberal, but coldly terrifying.

Under the cover of the furore, it quietly disinterred the corpse of its ‘Secret Justice’ Bill. This Bill creates extraordinary new legal powers to keep official dealings hidden from us. It changes all the comforting certainties about the rule of law in Britain.

Most of us have some kind of grasp of what is officially called the Justice and Security Bill………..

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2276327/Last-week-MPs-revived-corpse-Secret-Justice-Bill–debating-gay-marriage-time-noticed-Here-spell-terrifying-implications-life–Secret-Britain.html#ixzz2KZxWNKBX
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February 11, 2013 · 9:01 am

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