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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PM seeks coordinated EU action against Islamic State

David Cameron is set to use an EU summit in Brussels today to push for concerted European action to tackle terrorist group Islamic State, also known as 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 wants European leaders to revive a move for police and security services to share passenger record information to help track jihadists.

The move has widespread support among member states but has been held up in the European Parliament due to concerns about civil liberties and privacy.

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