Parliament Rejects Blair's Terrorist Custody Law British Prime Minister Tony Blair suffers a major defeat, as Parliament rejects a measure that would allow the government to hold terrorism suspects for 90 days without charge. Members later passed a compromise bill that allows for a 28-day detention period.
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Parliament Rejects Blair's Terrorist Custody Law

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Parliament Rejects Blair's Terrorist Custody Law

Parliament Rejects Blair's Terrorist Custody Law

Parliament Rejects Blair's Terrorist Custody Law

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair suffers a major defeat as Parliament rejects a measure that would allow the government to hold terrorism suspects for 90 days without charge. Members later passed a compromise bill that allows for a 28-day detention period. Jimmy Burns of The Financial Times explains what this means for Blair.