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Diane Abbott response to announcement that bail terms will now generally be limited to 28 days

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking in response to
the announcement that bail terms will now generally be limited to 28 days, said:

“This is a welcome
move, which ought to end open-ended bail periods for all but exceptional cases.

“But in general this
Government has been cutting access to justice, with new tribunal fees and deep
cuts to legal aid. Recent laws have also reduced the privacy of citizens. This
change to bail is a move in the right direction, but most Government policy is
going the opposite way.”