Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cameron on Britain's Security

British Conservative leader David Cameron, speaking today on Britain's security:

I do not believe that the [Labour] Government is doing enough to fight Islamist extremism at home, or to protect our security.

They have done things they should not have done - like freeze the Home Office budget for three years.

There are things they have not done which they must do - like making intercept evidence available in court.

And there are things they said they would do which they have not done - like following through on the Prime Minister's twelve point security plan and recommendations on community cohesion.

Let's look at what needs to be done in each of these three areas.

First, we must invest in our own Police and security services to ensure we are doing all we can to prevent any future atrocities.

Second, we must enforce our existing laws and strengthen them where necessary, so suspected terrorists, and those that incite them, are prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned - or when appropriate, deported.

And third, we must build the fabric of our own society so we can confront and defeat the twisted ideology that is perverting the minds of the potential terrorists.
On the other hand, it was Cameron who together with William Hague and other leading Tories criticized Israel's response in Lebanon as "disproportionate"...
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