In 2014 we asked “What does David Ward have to do to get kicked out of the Lib Dems?” Three years on, he has been reselected as a candidate for Farron’s party.
Action must go beyond ISIS to prevent other, similarly-minded, jihadist groups prospering.
They will be asking themselves if they want to sign a blank cheque for an American President whose foreign policy is so impulsive and apparently ill thought through.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
The companies are on solid ground over encryption; their footing is less sure, however, when it comes to pro-terror material on the net.
People that stab policeman and run over innocent civilians are murderous thugs – and that’s the end of it.
“You can’t have a situation where warranted information is needed, perhaps to stop an attack like the one last week, and it can’t be accessed.”
Khalid Masood, who murdered PC Keith Palmer, turns out to be one – and was originally called Adrian Elms.
Politicians like Geert Wilders who want to ban the Quran and who treat all Muslims as “the enemy within” are doing ISIS’s work for them.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
We saw yesterday that terrorism takes the lives of the innocent, but strengthens the resolve of the survivors to carry on as before.
The Prime Minister gives special thanks to PC Keith Palmer, “every inch a hero”, who gave his life defending Parliament.
The authorities are trying to establish whether the attacker was working alone or with accomplices.
Every such criminal claims to have been “driven” to violence. Their excuses must not be indulged.