Byline: OONAGH BLACKMAN Political Editor
BRITONS will be locked up under house arrest for the first time as part of a new anti-terrorist law.
Some could be electronically tagged or held under curfew in a move which sparked a backlash by civil rights campaigners.
Human Rights Watch said: "House arrest on the say-so of the Home Secretary has no place in a democracy."
But Home Secretary Charles Clarke said: "My judgement is there remains a public emergency threatening the life of the nation." The new powers come after the Law Lords ruled last month that 12 foreign terrorist suspects held at top security jails including Belmarsh in South East London …