Saturday, 13 February 2010

Legal worries stop MI5 from fighting terrorists

Yesterday Jonathan Evans, the director-general of MI5, took the unprecedented step of writing an article in this newspaper in which he warned that "our enemies" were using "propaganda and campaigns to undermine our will and ability to confront them".
There is a growing belief in Whitehall that human rights lawyers and Islamic activists are, perhaps unwittingly, playing into the hands of extremists with court cases which help to "destabilise" the security services.