UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Court ruling shows Labour behaving like we’re a banana republic says Huhne

Press Release   •   Jan 27, 2010 13:26 GMT

“The Government’s desperation to circumvent Parliament is creating bad laws, legal defeats and hefty bills for the taxpayer," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling that special Treasury orders that freeze the assets of terror suspects are unlawful, Chris Huhne said:

“Hot on the heels of the control orders embarrassment, another dubious Government measure has been deservedly slapped down by our courts.

“It is simply not acceptable for Labour to behave as if we are a banana republic and go around arbitrarily arresting people or confiscating their property without due process under the rule of law.

“The Government’s desperation to circumvent Parliament is creating bad laws, legal defeats and hefty bills for the taxpayer. It has to stop.”