Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Standing up for British Justice

Today, I applied to the Backbench committee for Parliamentary time for MPs to debate and have their say on the 'rough justice' being meted out to a rising number of UK citizens under our current extradition arrangements.

It was a cross-party application, backed by former Lib Dem leader Sir Ming Campbell and two Labour Chairs of the Home Affairs Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rights (Keith Vaz and Hywell Francis).

We'll have to wait and see what the committee decides. I made the case for reform on the Daily Politics show today here.

Update: We have been granted a 3 hour debate in Westminster Hall on 24 November. It's not the ideal result - we can't vote on a specific motion - but a good first-step to building momentum for proper reform.


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