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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Labour will 'work with government' on anti-terror plans

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Labour will work with the government on plans to deal with the terror threat that the UK faces, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has said in an official statement.

Labour will work with the Government on evidence-based plans to stop people being drawn into extremism and deal with the threat. We need both strong powers and strong safeguards to protect democracy and keep our country safe.

– Yvette Cooper MP

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