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The friendliness and expertise of the IfG’s staff, and worthiness of its aims, should not obscure its desire to place the fate of ministers in the hands of mandarins.
Such is the logic of the new Justice Secretary’s appointment – and the combative stance of the Attorney-General.
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
One thinks of the need for such as a measure as justice-related and security-related. But it would also send a powerful signal.
Much of the establishment now accepts that Islamist ideology must be named and challenged. But this view doesn’t seem to be held by the new DPP.
How else can the systematic rape and murder of Christians possibly be described?