And if he is strong and the West weak, why has his Ukraine invasion gone wrong – and why are our governments showing unity and resolution?
The ONS published data in March showing that they face the highest risk of death from Covid-19, more than any other occupation.
I urge my colleagues to support amendments which would curtail the use of children and establish sensible limits on agents committing crimes.
The next National Cyber Security Strategy is due next year, and must have a strong focus on addressing this skills gap.
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
Plus: No nay to Huawei. Or to HS2, too. And: my looming interview with Pompeo on his visit to London.
In 2017, they turned out, perhaps surprisingly, not to boost the cause of “the party of law and order”. What happens next this time round?
That newspapers may technically be open to proceedings over the Darroch cables highlights weaknesses in our legislation.
We are citizens of one of the safest countries in the world, and a genuine intelligence and security superpower.
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
A key moral from the case of Shamima Begum is that we need better information both to protect and prosecute.
Ultimately, our approach is about ensuring that there are no safe spaces for terrorists. We will work more closely with key partners outside of central government.
We need strong and effective intelligence services. But we should demonstrate that this can be combined with decent and ethical standards of civilised conduct.