UK politics

David Cameron


post 02 September 2014
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Chilling message of the latest IS murder video

The timing of the release of the latest Islamic State video, showing Steven Sotloff's murder, suggests the lives of other western hostages could be at risk.

article 01 September 2014 UK
New powers for police to seize terror suspects' passports

David Cameron tells parliament that police will have temporary new powers to seize passports of terror suspects at the UK border and to stop British-born suspected extremists from returning to the UK.

post 01 September 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Ukraine: how can the west force Russia to back down?

The UK is said to be pressing for the closure of the SWIFT bank-clearance service, which would be a big move.

post 01 September 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog David Cameron's 'moment on terror' a numbers game

It only takes one wannabe British jihadist to slip through the net so the government's new anti-terror proposals must grapple with what measures can stop the flow.

post 29 August 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: can't we already seize jihadis' passports?

David Cameron has announced new legislation to stop terror suspects travelling abroad. But can't we already confiscate their passports?

video 29 August 2014 UK

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'A deeper threat': Cameron on Islamic State - video

David Cameron says the threat posed by Islamic State terrorists is "a deeper threat than we have faced before", as the UK's terror rating is raised to its highest level in three years.

article 29 August 2014 UK, Iraq
Police officer
UK terror threat raised to 'severe'

The UK terror threat is raised from substantial to severe - meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely - whilst David Cameron promises to make it harder for British jihadis to travel abroad.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Could an independent heart outweigh a sceptical economic mind?

Of the big macro issues - banking, debt, oil and the pound - the most critical is banking. But a desire to reject free markets, privatisation and high inequality will also play its part.

post 28 August 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Tory net migration pledge remains an elusive dream

Today's immigration figures showed an increase of 68,000 people coming to the UK, meaning it is almost impossible for the Conservatives to honour their election pledge to bring down net migration.