Secret courts will let UK security services off the hook (The Guardian)

Andrew Tyrie and Anthony Peto's report, 'Neither Just nor Secure', published by the Centre for Policy Studies in January 2013, was cited in The Guardian on Wednesday 13th February 2013.

To view the full article, please visit The Guardian website

"A clear sign of a democratic government's bad conscience is the way it defends a controversial proposal and how it attacks its opponents. The depths to which this government is prepared to go in defence of its ill-named justice and security bill, which will introduce a whole new category of secret courts, is being shown up by Ken Clarke, the unfortunate minister landed with the task of trying to steer it through the Commons.

The government is desperate to push the measure through. It is being pressed hard by MI5, MI6 and the CIA. For the bill is designed to prevent any sensitive or embarrassing information in their hands being exposed in open court ever again.

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Clarke made some extraordinary claims about the bill last month in response to a robust attack on the bill, written by the senior Tory backbencher, Andrew Tyrie and published by the centre-right thinktank, the Centre for Policy Studies."

To view the full article, please visit The Guardian website

You can find Andrew Tyrie and Anthony Peto's report, 'Neither Just nor Secure', here

Date added: Wednesday 13th February 2013

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