Shrewsbury 24: Labour threat over spying powers bill
9 December 2015
From the section UK Politics
Eric Tomlinson, better known by his stage name Ricky (C), was one of the “Shrewsbury 24”
Labour is threatening to oppose government plans to extend spying powers unless it releases papers about a “politically motivated show trial” of trade unionists in the 70s.
The so-called Shrewsbury 24 were charged with various offences after a national building workers’ strike.
Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham will accuse the government of “perpetuating a cover up”, in a speech later.
Officials refuse to release the papers on the grounds of national security.
The government says they do not …read more
Source:: BBC UK