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

Snoopers’ Charter to be challenged in High Court

Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties) have been granted permission to challenge part of the Snoopers’ Charter. Liberty is challenging the mass collection of everybody’s communications data and internet history, which it believes breaches British people’s rights. The High … Continue reading Snoopers’ Charter to be challenged in High Court

David Davis used to oppose “discriminatory” ID cards, now in favour of them for EU citizens

In 2006, Labour attempted to roll out ID cards – a move which was “despised by human rights campaigners and Tories alike” – with David Davis opposing as a “passionate opponent of intrusive government policy”. Such was Davis’s strength of … Continue reading David Davis used to oppose “discriminatory” ID cards, now in favour of them for EU citizens

There are nine “nasty details” hidden in the EU citizens deal, says The Mirror

The Mirror have pointed to nine details in the EU citizens offer made by Theresa May which they describe as “nasty”. The points are: EU citizens face having to apply for ID cards Those documents expire after two years They … Continue reading There are nine “nasty details” hidden in the EU citizens deal, says The Mirror

UN Human Rights Council says Prevent is “inherently flawed” but Amber Rudd & Home Office disagree

A UN Human Rights Council has criticised the UK government’s “Prevent” scheme. The counter-terror strategy is “about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism” by: Supporting people who are at risk of being drawn into terrorist or extremist … Continue reading UN Human Rights Council says Prevent is “inherently flawed” but Amber Rudd & Home Office disagree

Experts say Theresa May is wrong to attack Human Rights in Post-London Bridge attack terror speech

In the speech where Theresa May accused Britain of being “tolerant of extremism”, she said “If our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change the laws so we can do it.” Jack Sommers, Assistant News Editor … Continue reading Experts say Theresa May is wrong to attack Human Rights in Post-London Bridge attack terror speech