Counter-terrorism and Security Powers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 13th July 2010.

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Photo of Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer Conservative, Newark 3:31 pm, 13th July 2010

In recognition of the shadow Home Secretary's last question, I do not believe that there is any complacency in countering terrorism from this Government. However, there might be a temptation to concentrate too much, or exclusively, on the threat from Islamist fundamentalism. Will the Home Secretary assure me that the grave dangers from Irish republicanism will also be dealt with and reviewed as part of the process?

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James Clark
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 9:20 am (Report this annotation)

I do wish he would speak clearly and unambiguously and without obfuscation but he thinks that in politics the whole point is to obfuscate and prevaricate which is not true of some forthright politicians that have the courage of their convictions to express clearly what they mean. I wish he had said more of the grave dangers from Irish republicanism when the only real danger I perceive is from politicians that support war and do not denounce the aggressive occupation of Muslim countries or the death of thousands of Muslim men,women and children.

Consequently, I think the aggrieved enemy is already within. Yorkshiremen, not Afghans, trained in Pakistan and the Lake District, not Afghanistan seek retaliation. Those of us that have not bothered to denounce the evil of such occupation are also culpable for we are all the gatekeeper of peace and it is our world and our lives that are imperilled by those that we have empower.

Such War will never end until we the people have dealt with the politicians and leaders that encourage and support such war therefore we must make it political suicide to propose or support war that is not in defence of foreign military occupation of this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.