So, it turns out democracy isn’t so bad after all. Parliament did their job, and instead opted for the much more sensible 28 days. Why the government pushed for three months might never be known – they were close to compromise, after all, but backed away at the last minute.
90 days was wrong. Imagine if you were held for 90 days without charge? Not to mention that terrorism is usually about intelligence failure, the point being that you don’t know who will be committing it anyway! This plan wouldn’t have helped stop terrorism, merely make a police state more likely.