“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
“We need to disrupt plots in their early stages. Many such plots will include some element of online radicalisation.”
We can be proud of the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. There remains much to do and we will stay the course.
The Deputy Prime Minister on terror at Parsons Green and Johnson’s article on Brexit and negotiation.
Alistair Burt’s remarks while visiting our country represented a significant adjustment of the British approach to combatting terrorism.
Also: Scottish Tories offer to mediate with Holyrood as devolved governments try to block the Withdrawal Bill; and a loyalist paramilitary group bids to be legalised.
The policy of preventing Pyongyang becoming a nuclear state has failed. We must now shift to protecting others from that new reality.
Plus: Nigel Farage steps into my shoes; life after gangs; and the absurd Remainer response to the Government’s Brexit papers.
The Home Office has somewhat improved its position, but still seems to think the will of a minister can overcome the laws of mathematics.
We have denied entry to over 120,000 people since 2010, including nearly 11,000 EU nationals. And we have removed over 37,000 foreign national offenders.
Also: SNP split on path forward as Salmond plots return; Welsh Assembly to exclude monoglot English-speakers from posts; Irish leader opposed Ulster poll.
Instead of seeking yet more powers, the Government should use those already at its disposal to nip extremism in the bud.
No more foreign funding of extremism. No more self-appointed “community” intermediaries. No more pretence that it’s all about cyberspace.
When I worked in Number Ten, the people who grasped most clearly this ideology’s threat were my Muslim co-workers.
After negotiations with the rest of the EU have been completed, the final agreement must be brought back to Parliament.