The Tories and control orders: saying one thing, voting another way

by Stephen Tall on November 17, 2009

Control orders were introduced by Labour in 2005, and give the Home Secretary powers to impose a limitless range of restrictions on any person they suspect of involvement in terrorism.
As the Lib Dems noted in our proposed Freedom Bill, ‘The restrictions imposed by some control orders amount to house arrest and they can include […]

Three reasons Nick Clegg was right to call for the ‘cancellation’ of the Queen’s Speech

by Stephen Tall on November 17, 2009

When I woke up yesterday morning to news reports that Nick Clegg had called for the Queen’s Speech to be cancelled – because with limited time before the general election it would be far better to use the time focusing on reforming Parliament ready for the new batch of MPs – I was impressed.
First, […]