Thursday, May 11, 2006

What let the terrorists through the net

Inadequate resources have been blamed for the failure of the intelligence services to pursue the threat to the UK. The full report is notable for its complete absence of reference to the role of legislation in preventing the terrorist threat. This may have been outside their brief, but surely an important question is whether such legislation (e.g. Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, Terrorism Act 2000) is necessary in the first place.

Incidentally, while reading "TA2000", I was sruck by the definition of terrorism offered. As my colleague Hesq has frequently pointed out, it is very hard on this basis not to refer to the goverment itself as a terrorist organisation.

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