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.
The Lord Chancellor has enraged the judiciary by not speaking up for it in what it saw as an hour of need.
The Lord Chief Justice’s recent attack on the Lord Chancellor is unprecedented. Is she right for the job? Or is the job itself flawed?