Westminster attack

When our armed police open fire have we got their backs?

1 April 2017 14:00

I walked past Parliament, five days after Khalid Masood’s fatal attack. I looked at all the armed policemen on all…

The response to the Westminster attack has been predictably farcical

29 March 2017 20:31

Since last week’s attack in Westminster, various readers have asked whether my list of ‘standard responses to terrorism’ has held…

Theocracy should scare us more than terror

28 March 2017 11:54

In yesterday’s Guardian, David Shariatmadari confronts the claim that Islam is an especially violent religion. The claim, he says, is undermined…

Forget ‘virtue signalling’ – ‘empathy patrolling’ is the new moral phenomenon

28 March 2017 11:15

I’ve had just about enough of being told how to feel about what happened last Wednesday.  I feel angry. I…

Of course we’re not cowed by terrorism – what other choice do we have?

27 March 2017 10:24

Stay safe, London. Stay safe, everyone. It’s nice, isn’t it, as a sentiment, which is just as well because it…

What the papers say: Are tech companies doing enough to tackle terror?

27 March 2017 8:41

Amber Rudd has vowed to ‘call time’ on tech companies who are giving terrorists ‘a place to hide’. The Home…

3 things we should do to help tackle the Islamist terror threat

25 March 2017 10:35

Those charged with keeping Britain safe from Islamist-inspired terrorism have always been clear that it was a question of when,…

What the papers say: How can we prevent a repeat of the Westminster attack?

24 March 2017 8:30

Theresa May told MPs yesterday that Britain will not waver in the face of terrorism. She is widely praised for…

Pray for London, for Antwerp, for Nice: this is Europe’s new normal

23 March 2017 19:15

The hashtag ‘PrayForLondon’ is trending on social media. But so is ‘Antwerp’. Because no sooner were we invited to pray…

The scale of Islamist extremism is a problem for MI5

23 March 2017 12:23

In her statement to the House of Commons, Theresa May said that the man responsible for yesterday’s attack was British-born…

Westminster terror attack: Theresa May’s statement to the Commons

23 March 2017 11:41

Mr Speaker, yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. But today we meet as normal – as…

Westminster terror attack: Today’s newspaper front pages

23 March 2017 9:01

Five people are now confirmed to have died in yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster and police have arrested seven people…