The ‘Islamist’

The diary of Faisal Haque, a British Muslim activist

Portillo in the Sunday Times on Terrorism

Posted by theislamist on July 29, 2007

Michael Portillo has penned an interesting piece in today’s Sunday Times. This follows on from the debate in Parliament earlier this week when Gordon Brown suggested that pre-trial detention may need to be extended beyond 28 days.

It appears that these issues have become very highly political – on the issue of the banning of HT the Government seems to now be sticking to the position that there is not grounds to do so, while the Tories are adamant that Blair’s promise to ban the organisation will remain a stick with which to beat the Labour Government.

While Brown may have been caught unawares in his first PMQs on the subject, this week he taunted Cameron by saying that Cameron had in fact thanked HT in correspondence over the crisis in the Middle East.


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