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Blair rejects latest compromise on UK anti-terror bill

[JURIST] British Prime Minister Tony Blair Wednesday refused to amend the proposed Prevention of Terrorism Bill [PDF text; JURIST report] to include a sunset clause that would require ministers to revisit the legislation in November. The Conservative Party [party website] have said that they will vote against the anti-terror bill unless the sunset clause is included, but Blair said Wednesday that the bill already contains sufficient time limiting safeguards. Detailed deliberation on the bill, which will subject terror suspects to various "control orders" including house arrest, will begin in the House of Lords [official website] Thursday. BBC News has more.

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