Where are the Control Orders for the "100 to 200" (according to Sir John Stevens) or "several hundred" (according to Tony Blair) "British bin-Laden trained terrorist suspects", which were being hyped up as an immediate threat to the whole fabric of life of the United Kingdom, only last week, before the passage of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 ?
The only people who seem to have been served with Control Orders seem to be the foreign ex-Belmarsh, Woodside and Broadmoor detainees.
Why are the "Westminster village" politicians and journalists not asking this question ? Perhaps, the late Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson quote "a week is a long time in politics" applies, or perhaps the "Westminster village" really does only have the political attention span of a goldfish.
What are the actual terms of the restrictions invoked by these Control Orders (without, of course, personal details) ? Why are they not available for available for public viewing ? How can they be a deterrent if they are kept secret ?
How do they differ from the previous Bail Conditions ? Were they modified by the Judge in the same way as the Home Office bail conditions fax mentioned above was ?
As expected the High Court seems to have applied an Anonymity Order/Injunction, but why this should have to be an optional, separate, legal process is just another example of how badly drafted the "Prevention from Terrorism Act" is.
Why were the arrangements for these Belmarsh detainees / subjects of Control Orders, apparently so chaotic, and poorly thought out ? It is as if nothing was done in the way of planning until the last minute, and the end result could have been written by Franz Kafka or Jaroslav Hasek.