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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Brits fighting for IS 'could be banned from UK'

Britons who have fought for Islamic State could be banned from returning to the UK under tougher new anti-terror measures to be unveiled by the Government on Monday.

The Sunday Express reports a government source saying: “We are looking at stopping ­British citizens re-entering the country if they are suspected of terrorist activity abroad.”

The source also said ministers were looking at making it easier to remove passports from would-be jihadists through temporary seizure powers at the UK's borders.

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