All concerned want to save face over the Johnson burqa row – May, Lewis and the man himself. Here’s a rough and ready way to correct its mishandling.
Posts Tagged: Islamist extremism
Where bungling the burka row has got the Conservative Party. Damned if it investigates Johnson. And damned if it doesn’t.
Any proceedings against him under the Party’s Code of Conduct threaten a cats-cradle of conflicts of interest and breaches of natural justice.
Much of the establishment now accepts that Islamist ideology must be named and challenged. But this view doesn’t seem to be held by the new DPP.
“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.
Wanted. A Muslim, a woman, and a fearless campaigner to review claims of Tory anti-Muslim prejudice.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.
It was a textbook case of how Islamist terror works here – or has to date, anyway. We honour and remember those who died.
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…
WATCH: Javid’s Home Secretary TV debut. He says his priority is security. And that his urgent task is to sort Windrush.
His other priorities? Tackling crime, fighting terror and extremism, and dealing with illegal immigration. He is careful to praise Home Office staff.
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.
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.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
Let’s suppose missile strikes target the Assad regime. But afterwards chemical weapons are used again in Syria. What then?
Reports this morning suggest conflict within the Government and hesitation in America. And no wonder.
We open a three-part series this week on May’s elections, beginning today with the cities that are all-out.
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.
As May squares up to one security challenge, Cameron reminds us of another: Islamist extremism – and its wider dimensions.
In Washington, the former Prime Minister ponders how his approach to tackling non-violent as well as violent extremism can be built on.