That newspapers may technically be open to proceedings over the Darroch cables highlights weaknesses in our legislation.
Posts Tagged: National Security
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.
His campaign was slow to start, and sometimes misfired. But he found his voice, is part of a Johnson future – and is back on the up.
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
We are citizens of one of the safest countries in the world, and a genuine intelligence and security superpower.
A plurality clearly think that her charge against him of leaking National Security Council discussions is unproven – if not unjustified altogether.
I found an incredibly likeable person – but although he knuckled down and scored some successes, he was better placed as Chief Whip than Defence Secretary.
What’s that you say? That what really matters is the Huawei decision itself? Quite so. And on that, we have an uncomfortable feeling that he’s right.
His friends say that the two clashed from the beginning of the Defence Secretary’s appointment – and suggest a vendetta.
“The Prime Minister’s decision has been informed by his conduct surrounding the investigation.”
He is perfectly entitled to crack down on leaks. But it’s worth bearing in mind that this one was scarcely unprecedented.
Adam Holloway: Huawei exercises state influence through private means. It is the East India Company of the modern age.
“If a 16 year old with Aspergers can break into US defence computers, what is to stop a Chinese company putting in trap doors that it can activate whenever it wants?
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
Paul Bew: Merkel has let alternatives to the backstop out of a bottle. So there’s no putting them back in.
It really is something when a significant part of the EU leadership joins the list of agnostics. No wonder there is nervousness in Dublin.
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.