Nadine Finch

Opinion: Acts of Repression

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Nadine Finch looks at New Labour's latest 'anti-terror' laws.

Historically anti-terrorism legislation has sought to both suppress open debate about the political causes of this phenomenon and isolate communities thought to be suspect, as well as protect the civilian population. The Prevention of Terrorism and Emergency Provisions legislation in the 1970s and 1980s was a response to a very serious threat to those living in London, Birmingham or elsewhere in England.

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