It hasn’t been perfect, but it is encouraging to see police, security services and ministers clearly communicate about a serious threat.
Posts Tagged: counter-terrorism
“Globally, Muslims are by far the biggest victims of Islamist terrorism.” Javid’s counter-terrorism strategy speech – full text
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.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.
For reasons of political correctness, its remit now covers far more groups, many of which are clearly not engaged in violent protest, let alone terrorism.
The UK can not allow Russia to believe it got away with it without serious consequences.
A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Daniel Kawczynski: After we escape the EU, we must help other countries to protect their sovereignty from Brussels
That means defending NATO from encroachment by an EU army, and supporting Central and Eastern European countries in staying out of the Euro.
Yet embracing change doesn’t mean blinkered acceptance. It is a core Conservative belief that robust rules are needed to ensure one person’s freedom doesn’t trample that of others.
Dom Morris: Further cuts to the navy’s amphibious capabilities would threaten the prospects of Global Britain
The Task Force dispatched in response to Hurricane Irma was a remarkable achievement. If the rumoured cuts go ahead, we will not be able to repeat it.
“We need to disrupt plots in their early stages. Many such plots will include some element of online radicalisation.”