Here we go – exactly what I said would happen in this week's videocast. Talk about predictable.
‘Britain’s security services may need to be given greater powers of surveillance to monitor extremists from Isis when they return home to Britain from Iraq and Syria, the former defence secretary Liam Fox has said.
A majority of people will accept that an “ideological battle” means that the authorities will need greater powers to intercept the communications of extremists, Fox said.
The former defence secretary, who was speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1, said Britain should offer to put its airbases at the disposal of the US to avoid a “horrendous” situation in Iraq as Isis forces pose a threat to Baghdad.’
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