Whitehall's notions of what constitutes national security are out of date, incoherent and need a radical shake-up, a report by the thinktank Demos will say today.
Top officials have failed to appreciate that there is more to security than simply protec
Britain's national security framework is "incoherent" and "outdated", research by a think tank has warned.
The Demos pamphlet calls for a national security secretariat to tackle threats to the UK in a "joined-up" manner.
Author Charlie Edwards said
The national security effort focuses too heavily on terrorism at the expense of fighting organised crime, securing energy supplies and tackling other international threats, a report states today.
The document by the think-tank Demos gives warning that
A book from Demos I'm helping launch tomorrow - National Security for the 21st Century - exposes a bizarre paradox: 59 per cent of people feel they are safe in Britain, but 62 per cent say Britain is under greater threat of violent attack than at any time
Chatherine Fieschi, director of Demos talks to John Humphrey on the Today programme about the politics of personal information.
The government needs to ensure greater protection for people's personal information, a think-tank has said.
Research by the think-tank Demos warns that people are losing control of their personal data and calls on the Government to act to ensure greater protection.
Its report, which is based on nine months of research, also calls for Labour's ID cards policy
Peter Bradwell, who wrote the report, said: "We found that the people rushing to share their information through Facebook, club cards and Oyster cards when in London, were the very same people who were worried about data protection and disconnected from t
In a speech to the thinktank Demos today, Byrne will argue that Britain "is not a nation of Alf Garnetts", but that the electorate "want a deal on the table that is not unconditional. The rules should be unambiguous: 'Speak the language, obey the law and
Making state provision conditional upon the individual taking responsibility is both right and practicable