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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New anti-terror powers 'could break international law'

While the war continues in northern Iraq there is of course the concern that some jihadists will try to bring their fight to the streets of Britain.

When MPs return to the Houses of Parliament tomorrow the Prime Minister will outline tough new powers that he says the Government needs to keep Britain safe.

Those are thought to include a measure that could exclude even British nationals from returning to this country if they're thought to have been fighting in Syria.

That is something some MPs, including Liberal Democrats, say could break international law.

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