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.
Posts Tagged: Extremism
Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state.
Disputes have focused on questions arising from his plight – parental, ethical, legal. But it may be useful to widen the angle of the lens.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.
The old hatred has been ushered in by a toxic mix of Islamism, anti-immigrant populism and far-leftism. Liberalism must fight back.
Abdellatif el-Menawy: Islamists won’t like the Government’s tougher stance towards the Muslim Brotherhood. But Egyptians will.
Alistair Burt’s remarks while visiting our country represented a significant adjustment of the British approach to combatting terrorism.
We should accept no excuses, nor indulge in any illusions – we are facing a barbaric, medieval death cult.
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
Bruce Newsome: Law enforcement, not community engagement, is the way to stop extremists becoming terrorists
Instead of seeking yet more powers, the Government should use those already at its disposal to nip extremism in the bud.
No more foreign funding of extremism. No more self-appointed “community” intermediaries. No more pretence that it’s all about cyberspace.
Can Britain find a way through the horrible tangle of our commercial relationship with and security dependence on Saudi Arabia?
Recently, May said “Enough is enough”. Yesterday, terrorist flags were brandished in London. She lacks credibility.
The Prime Minister cannot expect to be taken seriously if she lets supporters of Hezbollah openly boss London’s streets.
David Davis: Brexit is the defining issue of our age. The choice today to lead us through it is – May or Corbyn
We cannot afford to get it wrong. The Prime Minister is the right woman to go out to bat for Britain. She will deliver a strong deal and a bright future for everyone.
James Frayne: Voters want a brutal response to terrorists, but aren’t clear on the best way to combat extremism
Fears that the public are shifting towards aggressive, populist cultural policies targeted at Muslims are misfounded.
This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.