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Terror Powers: How far did David Cameron go?

The government response to the terror threat level was cool and collected, but might be dismissed as "window dressing"

By Josh Lowe  

David Cameron wants to give police powers to confiscate passports at the UK border.

The House of Commons was crammed with MPs sporting summer tans this afternoon for David Cameron’s much anticipated statement on the government response to the UK’s increased terror threat level.

The build-up to the speech has been fraught. Cross party talks between the Conservative party and their coalition-mates the Liberal Democrats reportedly ran through the weekend and this morning, weathering attacks from two…

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