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Clegg agrees to meet campaigners against Justice and Security Bill

Liberal Reform has welcomed the news that Nick Clegg has agreed to meet with campaigners against the Justice and Security Bill.

The news comes at the end of a week in which two Liberal Democrat MPs on the committee considering the Bill voted against the principle of introducing secret hearings into civil cases.

Commenting, Liberal Reform co-chair Mike Bird said:

“Having corresponded with the party leadership urging engagement with those who have grave concerns about this Bill, we welcome today’s news.

“Liberal Reform has consistently campaigned against this Bill, which strikes at the heart of everything liberals believe in: open, fair and accessible justice.”