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Promises, promises


When the coalition came in they made a refreshing start by throwing out some of Labour’s worst excesses on civil liberties. Together the two parties saw off the kneejerk demand for 42 days’ pre-charge detention, prefiguring the later coalition partnership which did, for a time, seem to have at least some feel for freedom. ID cards were abandoned, DNA samples of innocent citizens were destroyed, and – with Ken Clarke at the Ministry of Justice – there was an overdue attempt to challenge mass incarceration. Read the full story

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