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Blair announces summary deportation for extremists

Tony Blair announced new Home Office powers today that will end Britain’s tradition of giving safe haven to foreign radicals and will allow foreigners accused of inciting extremism to be summarily deported. At his regular Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister also announced that two Islamic groups, including Hizb Ut-Tahrir, would be banned and said that Parliament could be recalled in September – a month early – to start pushing through new anti-terrorist legislation. Mr Blair said the measures were a direct response to the changed changed security climate after the July 7 and 21 bombing attacks on London. They included drawing up a list of extremist websites, bookshops and organisations, involvement with which could be a trigger for deportation. Similar lists could be used to deny entry or asylum to those arriving. Full Story

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