They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Monday, July 02, 2007

Brown: Not rushing into new terrorism laws

The government will not be "rushing into" creating new laws following the recent car bomb attacks, Prime Minister Gordon Brown's spokesman has said.

He spoke as the UK's reviewer of terror laws, Lord Carlile, suggested giving police longer to question suspects and called for tougher control orders.

Ministers are currently consulting on anti-terror measures ahead of a bill due to be published in November.

The Tories and Lib Dems both welcomed talk of consultation on measures.

Asked about possible new legislation on Monday in the wake of the failed car bomb attacks, Mr Brown's official spokesman said: "It's not a time for rushing into new legislation at the moment.

"The prime minister is determined to ensure every action is taken to protect the public but he's equally determined not to be deflected from the main business of government." Link