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Cross-party fury over MP’s arrest

In CONSERVATIVES, GB / UK, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS on 28/11/2008 at 11:53 AM

The Lib Dems have called shadow immigration minister Damian Green’s arrest a “mayday warning” for democracy amid cross-party anger over the move. Mr Green was arrested by anti-terror officers, held for nine hours and had his two homes and offices searched as part of a Home Office leak inquiry. Tory leader David Cameron called the police operation “alarming” and said the government had questions to answer. But the Home Office said ministers were not informed until after the arrest. ‘Democracy in danger’… BBC

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Lords: Give green light to Segways

In LABOUR, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, ODD NEWS, RADICALS on 20/05/2008 at 2:15 PM

Picture courtesy of Radicali Milano
SCOOTERS known as Segways should be allowed on the roads, peers said yesterday. The electric two-wheeler got the backing after peers tried them out. ‘They can go on pavements, cycle routes and roads,’ Labour’s Lord Berkeley said. ‘Why are we out of tune with the rest of Europe?’ Segways are used by police and the public in parts of Europe along with the US. There have been concerns here about safety. But Lib Dem Lord Redesdale said: ‘I drove one straight at Earl Attlee and failed to do him any damage at all.’