I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
We are citizens of one of the safest countries in the world, and a genuine intelligence and security superpower.
The second in a mini-series of three pieces on this site about anti-Muslim prejudice – and what the Government and Party should do about it.
The APPG’s formula could over time cripple the UK’s successful counter-terrorism strategy and counter-terrorism operations.
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.
We were curious to know how big the proportion of objectors would be, to which the answer is: a fifth.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
One thinks of the need for such as a measure as justice-related and security-related. But it would also send a powerful signal.
It hasn’t been perfect, but it is encouraging to see police, security services and ministers clearly communicate about a serious threat.
Ultimately, our approach is about ensuring that there are no safe spaces for terrorists. We will work more closely with key partners outside of central government.
“There’s more work to be done, as you suggest…MI5 will be sharing information with more organisations.”
It was a textbook case of how Islamist terror works here – or has to date, anyway. We honour and remember those who died.
We need strong and effective intelligence services. But we should demonstrate that this can be combined with decent and ethical standards of civilised conduct.