I am a mother and being away from my daughter kills me slowly. Our lives matter more than the Brexit or political targets of reducing the number of asylum-seekers or immigrants that are in the country.
If a time limit for immigration detention is implemented, excluding people with previous convictions, then that time limit is fundamentally unfair and sets a dangerous precedent.
The Stansted 15 were acting to uphold justice, not to contravene it. The state must not be able to use sweeping powers granted for the so-called fight against international terrorism to aid its agenda elsewhere.