Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
Posts Tagged: counter-terrorism
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Richard Ekins: How the Supreme Court has empowered Gerry Adams to sue the Government – and seek damages
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
Owen Paterson: Cameron’s Coalition was formed ten years ago today. It left us a message of hope that we should honour.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
Keelan Carr: That sinking feeling. The ups, stresses and downs of writing speeches for a Prime Minister.
When the brief is, for example, a speech to commemorate Armistice Day or World AIDS Day, the challenge is even more intense.
Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.
The Government seems to be gearing up for a big fight over human rights laws in the wake of the Streatham terror attack.
Security needs to become a responsibility of the nation, not just government’s professional forces.
We need strategic clarity. What poses the greater danger to Britain – Iranian aggression abroad or Sunni extremism here?
Johnson, Macron and Merkel don’t agree on everything, but they share a common concern about ISIS now being allowed the space to revive.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
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.
Richard Walton: This Islamophobia definition would, if adopted by Ministers, pose problems for national security
The APPG’s formula could over time cripple the UK’s successful counter-terrorism strategy and counter-terrorism operations.
Mohammed Amin: The New Zealand atrocity – and the symbiotic relationship between anti-Muslim and Islamist terrorists
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.