Responding to the Home Secretary's speech at the Conservative Party Conference 2014, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said:
"There were startling contradictions in the Home Secretary's speech, seeking civil liberties sainthood by tightening stop and search whilst granting police powers to seize passports at the borders and blanket internet surveillance on the whole population.
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said: “Sabre-rattling and thinly-veiled threats to the Courts, but little detail from the Prime Minister.
“Why demand that the police seize passports on a discriminatory, dangerous basis rather than arrest those intent on committing murder and terror overseas?
“Control orders and Tpims become identical via internal exile at home, while the threat of external exile remains with the dangerous and innocent alike dumped like toxic waste on the international community.”