British Government Faces Revolt Over Terror Laws
The British government plans to extend anti-terror laws but is facing an intense backlash from those who believe the extension is entirely unnecessary.
The Government is facing a ferocious battle over plans to increase custody time limits for terror suspects.
Ministers want to extend the length of time supposed terrorists can be held without charge from 28 to 42 days.
MPs gave the Counter-Terrorism Bill an unopposed second reading after six hours of debate.
But Tories, Liberal Democrats and even Labour backbenchers are set to oppose the legislation when it comes back before Parliament.
...home secretary David Davis said a change in the law would put Britain in the same league as countries like China and Zimbabwe, adding: "There is not one shred of evidence for extension beyond 28 days - full stop."