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UK to tighten borders, begin consultations on new anti-terror law

[JURIST] Speaking in the British House of Commons Wednesday one day after police revealed that the perpetrators of the London bombings were British nationals, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said his government would tighten border controls to keep out individuals preaching religious hatred and would take steps to deport from the United Kingdom those already doing so. He also said that within the next couple of weeks the government would begin consultations with the opposition on new anti-terror legislation scheduled to be introduced after Parliament reconvenes in October [JURIST report] following a summer recess that begins next week, although he has reserved the right to accelerate that timetable if police investigations require. 10 Downing Street has issed a press statement. Reuters has more.

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