Britain has a “once in a generation” opportunity to reform counter-terrorism measures, according to the civil rights organisation Liberty. They welcomed an invitation from government to participate in a review of anti-terrorism legislation.
The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.
Civil liberties campaigners, community leaders, progressive Muslims and commentators have expressed concern that the Home Secretary's ban on a hardline political Islamist organisation may prove counterproductive.
Joe Glenton, a British soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan after developing a principled opposition to the war, has been re-arrested and charged with five more offences following his part in an anti-war demonstration.