Earlier this week, Canadian born journalist, Lauren Southern, was detained by border police as she attempted to enter the UK. Authorities revealed, the 22 year old, was being held under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
According to the National Council for Civil Liberties, Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, “can be exercised without the need for any grounds of suspecting the person has any involvement in terrorism – or any other criminal activity. This means it can be used against anyone a police, immigration or customs officer chooses.” Like, critics of Islam, for instance.
In fact, that’s exactly what the UK police revealed to Southern’s father when they called to inform him that his daughter was being detained.
[Your daughter] is being detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act… Just so you know, it sounds worse than it is. We don’t suspect her of being a terrorist or anything like that. We have the power here at the port to stop anyone that comes through, given certain criteria, and we can stop and ask them questions with regards to them. And should it pass the hour point during that examination, we then have to detain them…
Southern’s father recorded the phone call, which can be heard in the video below.
The full 20-minute interview conducted by Tommy Robinson can be viewed below.