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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

(non) Free Votes!

Today's vote was not a free vote. Today the government was voting on the issue of Glorifying Terrorism. From the BBC:

The House of Lords voted last month to remove the measure from the Terrorism Bill, but the Commons has now voted by 315 to 277 to reinstate the plan.

Not sure how I feel about this. My view is that the legislation we have is perfectly capable of dealing with terrorists and people who actively encourage terrorism (as long as the CPS is encouraged to do its job and not interefered with). I think this might be a bridge too far, but am unsure.

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