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I’m not being ‘arrogant’ – I’m being responsible for our safety

I have absolutely no doubt about the main duty of any prime minister: it is to do everything possible to protect the security of our nation and its citizens.

…there is no greater civil liberty than to live free from terrorist attack.

I couldn’t disagree with Tony Blair more. If we start making this the ‘greatest’ civil liberty, then the logical conclusion is surely to live in a police state. And a PM should certainly not do everything possible to protect its citizens: He should do only what is necessary and prudent, balancing the possibility of danger to citizens against the restrictions of freedom which must be imposed in order to protect them.

I find it very worring that we have a PM who wants to take all possible steps to protect the country, and it’s not a policy I could ever support.

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