PM’s own terror watchdog says her internet terror plans are something a “Chinese dictator” would do

Theresa May’s plans to fine technology companies for failing to remove extremist material from the internet have been condemned by her own counterterrorism watchdog, Max Hill, QC, who said: “We do not live in China.” His comments are likely to … Continue reading PM’s own terror watchdog says her internet terror plans are something a “Chinese dictator” would do

Labour peer calls for an investigation into the deaths of Russian-linked individuals

Early in June, Buzzfeed released a lengthy report on an investigation into a number of deaths of Russian-linked people in Britain, suggesting the UK government could be hiding information involving “potential Kremlin-ordered assassinations”. “In all but one case, the police … Continue reading Labour peer calls for an investigation into the deaths of Russian-linked individuals

Legal proceedings against UK government for undisclosed “Third Direction”

According to Leak of Nations, Reprieve and Privacy International launched legal proceedings against the UK government yesterday for refusing to reveal the subject matter or contents of a Prime Ministerial order governing the activities of the British security services. It … Continue reading Legal proceedings against UK government for undisclosed “Third Direction”

A review into the funding of extremism and radicalisation reported in 2016 still not made public

Caroline Lucas of the Green Party has written to the Home Office asking whether the Department’s report on foreign funding of extremism and radicalisation in the UK would be made public. The Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Prime Minister Theresa … Continue reading A review into the funding of extremism and radicalisation reported in 2016 still not made public

Senior DUP MP vowed to take up arms if British Army withdrew from Northern Ireland

Gregory Campbell, a senior DUP MP, once vowed he would be among a “substantial number of Protestants” who would “take up the gun” if the UK government allowed a united Ireland. In 1985, he added he wanted to see IRA … Continue reading Senior DUP MP vowed to take up arms if British Army withdrew from Northern Ireland

Amber Rudd will “not rush to release extra money” to “stretched” police force

Amber Rudd admits the past three months, which has seen multiple terror attacks in the UK, have left police resources pulled “very tight”. Amber Rudd said an emergency counter-terrorism plan could not continue “indefinitely” but added that she would not … Continue reading Amber Rudd will “not rush to release extra money” to “stretched” police force

Counter-terrorism policing network is not able to operate at full strength

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd warning that the counter-terrorism policing network was not able to operate at “full strength”, according to the BBC. “The demand for increasing numbers of detectives in areas such as … Continue reading Counter-terrorism policing network is not able to operate at full strength

“There is no magic police tree” says former senior police counter-terrorism officer

Speaking on Radio 4, Chris Phillips said there is not a “magic police tree”. Many staff of the police force are being moved from their assignments as areas require more focus and attention, especially with the recent spate of terrorist … Continue reading “There is no magic police tree” says former senior police counter-terrorism officer