16 May 2016
Terrorism is a serious global challenge but boosting police powers to the point where 14 year olds can be arrested, detained and questioned for 14 days, without charge, access to their families or judicial oversight will not reduce terror and extremism. In Parliament I opposed the latest terrorism bill, which erodes the very rights that differentiate our society from countries that breed global terrorism. Governments need to prioritise social cohesion not resentment and alienation. My speech is HERE.