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Bill Of Rights

by | 7th, November 2005

‘“BANG ‘EM UP!” demands the Sun’s front-page headline words that could herald the news on any given day.

Why stop at 90 days?

Today the headline is deployed in reference to June Taylor, whose 24-year-old daughter was murdered in the July 7th terrorist attack on London.

She’s outraged that the Government’s plan to allow those suspected of engaging in terrorist activities to be held without charge for 90 days is falling part.

“Police should be able to hold terror suspects for 900 days if it is necessary to prevent another terrorist attack,” says June.

She is furious. And in positioning the story on its front page, the Sun is keen to show that it shares her views. It is, as another headline inside the paper claims: “VICTORY FOR TERROR.”

The Sun’s editorial appeals directly to the MPs who voted against the Terror Bill in the first vote on the matter and so reduced Tony Blair’s Commons majority to one. “Those MPs need reminding that it is their fist duty to protect the voters who elect them,” says the Sun.

There’s even a “LIST OF SHAME” in which readers are invited to find their MP’s name among they who voted against the Bill.

The Sun asks

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