(en) Civil Liberties in the UK

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Mon, 17 Mar 1997 16.10 GMT


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MR MAJOR'S BRITAIN...

IF YOU live in Britain today...

* the police or secret services can break into your house.

* your telephone can be tapped or your bedroom can be bugged simply at the whim of a politician or senior policeman. A warrant from a judge is not necessary.

* The police can hold you in custody for up to seven days without a warrant and need give no explanation on your release.

* You can be arrested for joining a peaceful, non-obstructive demonstration.

* If stopped by the police, you must answer questions promptly because if you are charged with a crime, the jury will be invited to conclude from your silence that you are guilty.

* Political groups can be banned from the airwaves.

* You have no right of access to information the government has collected about you.

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