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Please use the thread below to post your reactions to The Queen’s Speech.

This just in from The Freedom Association: "New laws proposed today in the Queen’s Speech pose a severe threat to freedom. New anti-terror laws will seek to further restrict the innocent in the name of security, and the reintroduction of the Mental Health Bill, which will allow people to be locked up without any crime having been committed, risks the freedom of thousands of innocent people.  Mark Wallace, Campaign Manager of The Freedom Association, said:

"Today’s proposals threaten to make the already draconian restrictions on civil liberties in Britain even worse. It seems that the Government may even try to reintroduce the defeated plans for internment for 90 days without trial or charge. The Mental Health Bill would give yet more questionable powers of imprisonment to the State, allowing people innocent of any crime to be locked up. The vandalism of our justice system and historic freedoms seems set to continue apace.""

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