Apostles of Anger

One of Tony Blairís best-known promises has been to get "tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime." Now the Prime Minister is getting tough on terrorism too. In his speech to the Labour Party conference last week, he announced tighter antiterrorism legislation, which will strengthen powers to freeze terrorist funds and to detain, deport and extradite suspects. Such proposals have concerned the civil libertarians who felt the new Terrorism Act, unveiled in February, already went too far.

But to others the measures are long overdue. Britain is "the weak link in the largely successful...

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