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"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Monday, October 06, 2008

42 days later?

Nick Robinson: 42 days is dead.

Money quote:

Even if the PM had not made up his mind, an article by Andy Hayman, Scotland Yard's former Head of Anti-Terrorism, in today's Times would have made it up for him. Hayman writes that :

"It would have been my job to make these proposals work but just trying to understand them gives me a headache. ...Let's get real. This will just not work...The bill is about politics and it won't work"

He adds intriguingly that :

"I was astonished when, in July last year, the government floated the idea of revisiting the detention limit. I remain curious as to what prompted this rethink."


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