Yesterday's papers revealed a bid to resurrect plans for a major expansion of Government powers to monitor the phone calls, email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK. This is a return to a policy opposed by both Coalition parties in opposition and abandoned by the last Government.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the first detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay. It’s a bitter irony that the Government has chosen to mark a decade of one of the War on Terror’s worst excesses with its Justice and Security Green Paper. It appears our Executive’s answer to such terrible scandals is not more public scrutiny but less.