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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Govt considering range of new anti-terror measures

Having raised the threat level to severe last week, the Government is very keen to be seen to be doing something to improve our security.

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are considering legislation to seize passports, ban terror suspects from returning to the UK and ordering airlines to share more information on passengers.

And perhaps most controversially, they have also discussed strengthening the current terrorism prevention and investigation measures (Tpims) which replaced control orders.

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