UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Control orders an affront to British justice says Huhne

Press Release   •   Feb 02, 2010 10:33 GMT

“It is astonishing that the Government remains so committed to control orders when they have taken such a beating in the courts," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on the Government’s decision to continue to use control orders on terror suspects, Chris Huhne said:

“It is astonishing that the Government remains so committed to control orders when they have taken such a beating in the courts.

“It is an affront to British justice to curtail people’s freedom and place them under de facto house arrest without even telling them why.

“The Tories have promised to vote against control orders before but have never shown enough political courage to do so.

“It is time they joined the Liberal Democrats in calling for this illiberal regime to be scrapped.”