The Assassinated Press

Britain Attempts To Regain World Lead in Fascism:
Bush Promises US Will Not Surrender To Peace, Encourages Congress To Follow Britain's example:
Bobbies Polishing Batons with Vaseline:
Publisher E. Dale Schmidt Elated:

By BEN JONSON
The Assassinated Press
3/11/05

LONDON (March 11) - Prime Minister Tony Blair won the support of Parliament Friday for a new anti-freedom law that will allow Britain to act swiftly against eight foreign terror suspects who had been granted bail.

The House of Lords approved new powers to order house arrest, impose curfews and electronic tagging without trial, after the government made concessions to end a bitter parliamentary deadlock just three days before similar legislation was to have expired.

In the US, a spokesman for George Bush said the President was overjoyed with the news, and claimed it was a validation of his call to impose fascism in every corner of the world.

The Prevention of Freedom Bill, which also allows the government to ban selected suspects from meeting certain people or traveling and to restrict their access to the Internet or telephone later received the formality of royal assent to become law.

The new control orders are likely to be used first against the eight foreign nationals, including radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada who has alleged links to al-Qaida. The men have spent three years in a high security prison without charge but were granted bail at a special commission in London Friday.

Blair has vowed to "disembowel the Judge who wrote that order.

Justice Duncan Ouseley set strict bail conditions for them, including a nighttime curfew, restrictions on whom they could meet and on their access to mobile phones and the Internet.

Qatada, described by a Spanish judge as Osama bin Laden's "spiritual ambassador in Europe," also was banned from preaching at mosques or leading prayers under the conditions of his bail.

"This is great," said the Bush spokesman. "The President has said that this country needs something similar. He thinks that 'there's been too much emphasis on personal freedoms,' which is something the constitution never promised.


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