Former top lawyer says anti-terror laws 'may not be legal'

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has voiced concerns about the legality of new anti-terror measures, while Labour has accused the Government of being "unclear" in their plans.

The comments come after David Cameron unveiled a series of new measures including giving police the powers to seize passports at UK borders of British citizens they suspect could be travelling abroad to fight with terror groups.

The move follows the announcement on Friday that the UK's terror threat has been upgraded from 'substantial' to 'severe', with the Home Secretary saying an attempted attack was now "highly likely".

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Cameron and Clegg to hold talks over terror threat

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will hold talks this weekend to discuss new measures designed to tackle terror threat in the UK, according to reports.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will meet during the weekend. Credit: PA Wire

The Prime Minister is set to attend an EU summit in Brussels today, where he is expected to push for a Europe-wide action to tackle terrorist group Isis.

The move follows the announcement on Friday that the UK's terror threat has been upgraded from "substantial" to "severe", with the Home Secretary saying an attempted attack was now "highly likely".

The Prime Minister will make a statement in the Commons on Monday, spelling out the extra powers after acknowledging there were "gaps in our armoury" which needed to be filled.

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