We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
The transparent absurdity is the whole point; the Kremlin is demonstrating to a domestic audience that they believe they can attack us with impunity.
The Home Secretary says that Russia doesn’t extradite its citizens, but the Salisbury criminals will be caught and tried if they leave their native land.
It hasn’t been perfect, but it is encouraging to see police, security services and ministers clearly communicate about a serious threat.
Also: Government accused of ‘appeasing the IRA’ over Ulster veterans; Welsh Labour leadership hopefuls in data row; and DUP urge end to Stormont boycott.
Also: Corbyn tries to rally support with Scottish tour; Clark in Dublin to keep Ulster’s lights on during no-deal Brexit; and huge scale of Scottish deficit revealed.
It cannot be eliminated altogether – at least without placing a steel curtain between Parliament and the people.
Our Executive Editor dissects Labour candidate Faiza Shaheen’s attempt to dismiss facts about the Labour leader as “hearsay”.
We have missed too many opportunities to drive home the terrible consequences of terrorism and shred its romantic aura for younger generations.
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.
We suspect that they are alarmed by the prospect of the legal and publicity circus that a trial here might well bring with it.
The twenty-first century Division will have more strings to its bow than simply armoured vehicles, strike brigades, and air assault capabilities.
The eighteenth extract from the fullest draft of the proposals that were put together by the Department for Exiting the European Union.
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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.