“We need to disrupt plots in their early stages. Many such plots will include some element of online radicalisation.”
Posts Tagged: Manchester
Jon Aydon: The north’s Labour leaders have gained new powers and money – now they must present a vision to match
Decades of under-investment in transport are being corrected – but we need an ambitious strategy for what comes next.
Iain Dale: Feel for the Grenfell judge. Nothing he could say or do would appease those who claim to speak for the victims.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
We should accept no excuses, nor indulge in any illusions – we are facing a barbaric, medieval death cult.
Chris Grayling: Upgraded roads. New trains. A record modernisation programme. Putting straight our record on transport and the North.
We are waiting for Labour to deliver their proposals. Because this should be too important an issue to become a political football.
No more foreign funding of extremism. No more self-appointed “community” intermediaries. No more pretence that it’s all about cyberspace.
This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.
From the IRA through to today’s Islamist extremist threat, the Labour leader has misidentified the causes and proposed the wrong solutions.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Nor should we indulge the murderer’s view of himself as being motivated by ideology. He was evil, and his final act was to spit in the face of God.
WATCH: Manchester’s Chief Constable – “It’s very clear that this is a network that we’re investigating”
“We have made three further arrests overnight, and this afternoon used a controlled explosion at an address at the city centre.”
Troops deployed. No MPs to probe Ministers. Temperer set to continue. No normal campaigning. We enter No Man’s Land.
The combination of a terror atrocity, mass deployment of troops, an election campaign and no legislature takes us into unchartered waters.
Five thousand armed soldiers are deployed on Britain’s streets as the terror threat level is raised to “critical”
This highest of five threat levels means that “an attack is expected imminently”. They are set not by the Prime Minister, but by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre.
These terrorists are fanatics – not just “losers”. Or simply “evil”. Until we grasp this, we won’t beat them.
Fear of western girls and women is a part of the ideology which is struggling for control of Islam – the hatred of liberal democracy where Salafism and Islamism meet.