We need strong and effective intelligence services. But we should demonstrate that this can be combined with decent and ethical standards of civilised conduct.
Posts Tagged: Security
Those who run Russia believe themselves to be in a ‘political war’ with the West. We need to treat the Kremlin as a threat rather than an irritant.
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…
Under the aegis of the European Union, an ‘anti-corruption crackdown’ has brought Putin-style repression to our doorstep.
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.
Britain would be powerless to deter Russian aggression, because he doesn’t see upholding peace and security in Europe – let alone the world – to be part of his job.
Ruth Davis: Cyber threats are the new norm – and not just from Russia. Business needs to up its game.
Government research shows that the average person is roughly eleven times more likely to be the victim of cyber-crime than an in-person robbery.
WATCH: Thornberry – “It cannot be Donald Trump and a couple of allies deciding unilaterally” on Syria
“We have been here before, when we have not had clear evidence about weapons of mass destruction.”
WATCH: “I want to see incontrovertible evidence” – Corbyn still won’t say Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack
“Do you agree with John McDonnell, who said this was…state-sponsored?” “If we’re going to make an…assertion like that we’ve got to have the absolute evidence…”
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Dorian Bartley, whose day job involves working alongside police to “reduce crime”, also shared conspiracy theories about terrorist attacks in the UK and US.
Nick Faith: We need a Brexit that is open for business. Letting Melrose take over GKN would be a sign we’ll get one.
When open markets are being called into question by the Left, the last thing the economy needs is for a Conservative Government to play the interventionist card.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
The UK can not allow Russia to believe it got away with it without serious consequences.