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UK govt. announce plans to introduce lie detector in wake of terror attack

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Richard Sudan
Press TV, London

In the wake of the London Bridge terror attack the government have announced plans to introduce lie detector tests in what they say is a measure to ensure those who have offended reform. The move however has been met with a backlash from those who say the move is flawed and spells trouble

In addition another major concern is that the tests will be used to disproportionately used to target the wrong people

Whether or not the measure is implemented, experts claim that the move is simply a ploy from the Home Office to garner grassroots populist support

regardless of whether the plans are implemented many will view the plans as another example of the government trying to be tough on crime without tackling the causes

The government's plan to introduce lie detector tests is ultimately problematic, with many viewing the move as a cynical tactic to grab headlines from an increasingly right wing government.

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