But Lord Macdon…

But Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, QC, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, said that bans on groups were hard to enforce and to prosecute not least because of frequent name changes. He said: “It’s far better to put people under surveillance and to gather direct evidence of their lawbreaking, whether it’s acts of incitement … More But Lord Macdon…

Obama on drones

So President Obama has made his drones speech (full text of speech here) and the analysis and reaction has begun. Much of it is pretty predictable and makes some of the usual mistakes. First up, UAVs may be pretty new but the questions they raise are not. Our focus should not be on the technology … More Obama on drones

Keeping up with Imran

It starts with the music: a pumping rock song that sends power chords crashing through the audience. Then come the rose petals, great fistfuls thrown overhead, speckling the air red and sending their fragrance through the overheating crowd. Finally, flanked by armed police officers, Imran Khan bounds on to the stage… You can hear my … More Keeping up with Imran