UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Labour’s discredited control orders must be scrapped says Huhne

Press Release   •   Jan 19, 2010 10:29 GMT

“It is an affront to British justice," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on today’s High Court ruling that quashed control orders on two terror suspects and opened the way for them to claim compensation, Chris Huhne said:

“Today’s ruling must sound the death knell for Labour’s discredited control orders regime.

“It is an affront to British justice and the freedom people have fought and died for to place people under de facto house arrest without even telling them why.

“It now seems this fiasco is going to cost thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money.

“Control orders should be scrapped before any more time and money is wasted.”