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The UK government has made intentions to bring in a new raft of counter-terrorism legislation through a new bill to be discussed in November 2007.

The legislation seeks to increase the powers the government already holds through lowering evidentiary standards and giving police further powers. The proposed legislation disregards the safeguards of justice systems that should be found within a democracy and go well beyond the powers sought by similar systems around the world.

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