Senior British police have asked UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for draconian new
powers, including the right to detain a suspect for up to three months without
charge instead of the current 14 days.
The Association of Chief Police Officers(ACPO) have also asked for a new specialist
U.K. border-security agency -along the lines of U.S. Homeland Security.
The police are also seeking to have a suspect's right to silence removed. In
a statement they said:
' The obligation placed on company directors in fraud trials to answer questions
would have significant benefits if developed into the arena of counter terrorism.'
Police also sought extra funding of £45m ($76) for a new generation of
CCTV cameras at ports and airports. The police body further wants to
be able to attack and close down Web sites in order to to "suppress inappropriate