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Brian Paddick: The Government has been trying to play catch-up on drug control (via The Huffington Post)

Writing for the Huffington Post, Home Affairs Spokesperson Brian Paddick has pulled apart the Psychoactive Substances Bill, highlighting the problems with the current legislation and the ways in which the Lib Dems are seeking to fix it.  187 more words

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Cops arrest 81 Africans without legal documents in Cape Town swoop

Written by Yazeed Kamaldien

Scores of undocumented African foreigners were arrested in Cape Town yesterday, bringing home fears they would bear the brunt of government’s failure to process their paperwork. 757 more words

Anthony Lester: The public would trust judges more than politicians to maintain a fair balance between security and liberty (via The Times)

Writing to The Times, Lib Dem Peer Anthony Lester QC highlighted the mistake the Tories would be making in not following the recommendations of the Anderson Report: 190 more words

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New law not affecting Tourism in SA yet

INTERNATIONAL airports have yet to see a significantly negative effect on their tourist numbers since the Department of Home Affairs imposed new visa laws, but are bracing themselves for reductions in key markets, says Airports Company SA (Acsa). 262 more words

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Brian Paddick "The Government have all the hallmarks of an authoritarian, anti-libertarian, inward-looking Administration"

Speaking in the Queen’s Speech debate on home affairs in the House of Lords this week, Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat spokesman for home affairs, paid tribute to Charles Kennedy and went on to warn that upcoming legislation showed that “the Government have all the hallmarks of an authoritarian, anti-libertarian, inward-looking Administration ” 1,132 more words

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