The six convicted men were calling Muslims to wage jihad - holy war - against non-believers and invaders of Islamic lands. In Islamic jurisprudence, the concept of jihad and the individual or collective responsibility to undertake it is complex and contro
Spain has a new cabinet with a female majority. France is in thrall to the Sarkozettes. Even Italy is feeling the force of the political ‘genderquake’. So why is Britain lagging behind?
o complete is the feminisation of progressive think-tank leadership that when Jennifer Moses, former head of the Liberal Democrat-leaning think tank CentreForum, was scooped into the new Downing Street talent pool last month, interest was sparked in her n
Alistair Darling's first Budget lacked fireworks, but it still gained acres of analysis in the press. By contrast, the publication 24 hours later of the White Paper Innovation Nation elicited barely a whisper of coverage. This is a shame, as it brings an
Bruni-Sarkozy has also expressed an interest in meeting Jamie Oliver to develop plans to introduce a more "continental" approach to eating and drinking, which could see British parents encouraged to serve small volumes of red wine with meals to children a
The long-awaited strategy document follows comments last year by the think-tank Demos that the government ‘lacked a clear and coherent view’ of security risks to UK. At the time Demos’ Charlie Edwards said: "Successive British governments have rarely take
Brown will not back demands from opposition lawmakers to establish a U.S.-style National Security Council, proposing a new forum of security experts, West said.
`It's a bold move by Gordon Brown and his government to set out a first security strategy,'
"Rather than anything in the past which was produced - very much defence, foreign policy, a bit of Home Office, the threat to the state - we are now much more looking at the citizen and tying the citizen into this.
"Let's think of their vigilance, how
Prime Minister Gordon Brown is set to outline the first major overhaul of Britain's national security plans since the end of the Cold War, aiming to protect Britain from emerging threats including extreme weather, pandemic diseases, unstable energy suppli
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has unveiled the first details of the timetable for introducing the national identity card.
Foreign nationals will be required to give their biometric details from this year, and from next year the scheme will extend to Brit