Review of UK deportation laws ordered

Review of UK deportation laws ordered

[JURIST] UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official website] on Thursday ordered an immediate review of his exclusion and deportation powers. The move in the wake of the London bombings comes after British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that his government would tighten border controls [JURIST report] to keep out individuals preaching religious hatred and would take steps to deport from the United Kingdom those already doing so. Clarke briefed the Cabinet Thursday about his proposals to ensure that any non-British citizen suspected of terror incitement is deported immediately and to review all cases where people barred from entering other countries seek entry into the UK. Clarke is expected to meet with opposition leaders David Davis and Mark Oaten next Monday to discuss the changes. BBC News has more.