Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Home Secretary and the argument for enhanced surveillance powers for our security services that are needed


After Paris everyone is genuinely in shock in parliament.
Yesterday the Home Secretary gave a statement to the Commons: the text is here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/terrorist-attacks-in-paris


The Home Secretary had the full support of the House of Commons.
The issue of the capacity of our country's security services being able to monitor and combat the threat to our safety will not go away.


Boris John son also wrote a good piece for yesterdays Telegraph. It is hard to disagree with much of what he says. I certainly am 100% behind the need for better surveillance powers for our security services. There is genuinely a need, and genuinely no alternative.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11997488/Paris-terror-attacks-This-was-a-911-moment-for-our-sister-city-this-was-an-act-of-war.html

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