We need strong and effective intelligence services. But we should demonstrate that this can be combined with decent and ethical standards of civilised conduct.
Posts Tagged: Civil liberties
“The police got their man” – whatever you think of Green, the behaviour of these officers is a disgrace
Even had he been found completely guilty of all allegations, it still wouldn’t be acceptable for the police in misuse their powers in this way.
Faced with the real electoral threat of a nationalising, socialistic Labour Government, these principles should matter and be championed now more than ever.
From the original raid through to the attempt by former officers to bring down a Government minister on moralising grounds, this is an unedifying picture.
Andrew Mitchell: The Home Office’s Immigration Removal Centres are a dystopian stain on our democracy
Thirty thousand people a year are imprisoned in awful conditions, without any release date, and with no trial or judicial oversight.
We should also be aware of any risks to privacy or individual freedom, but in Kent the technology is working well.
Gerard Miles: Hong Kong is a battleground between tyranny and the rule of law. Conservatives must pick a side.
As China imprisons three young democracy campaigners, Britain has a moral and legal responsibility to speak out.
From Bourne’s and Wolverine’s suffering at the hands of big government, to Peter Parker’s apprenticeship with Iron Man, cinema is full of ideas.
This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.
The companies are on solid ground over encryption; their footing is less sure, however, when it comes to pro-terror material on the net.
Nadhim Zahawi tells us that the President’s words and deeds will cause serious damage to the anti-ISIS struggle.
Few noticed the Investigatory Powers Bill becoming law because all eyes are on the process of leaving the EU.
Andrew Thorpe-Apps: The Left’s real agenda isn’t concerned with human rights – another reason why Conservatives must fight for them
We should join organisations like Amnesty International, which has made a terrible mistake on anti-semitism, to ensure that our voices are heard.
Have the police, the CPS and anti-press crusaders learned anything from the failure of Operation Elveden?
Millions of pounds were wasted, and dozens of lives disrupted, to no end.
Damien Phillips: The European Arrest Warrant empowers Romania’s tyrants. The Prime Minister should junk it.
Despite the parlous state of the country’s legal system being an open secret amongst British judges, they must accept it – thanks to the European Arrest Warrant.