A lesser politician might think twice about making a sombre speech about terrorism the day after going on Desert Island Discs to show what presenter Kirsty Young hopefully suggested would be her “warmer, personal side”.
As the Conservatives brace themselves to do battle with Ukip, I wonder if their frontline troops are in the mood for a fight – or a love-in. Looking down the list of top Ukip target seats, you would not rely on many of the Tory candidates to put the case for EU membership.
The Government faced criticism from civil liberties campaigners last night after it outlined a raft of new anti-terrorism measures to confront what it described as the greatest threat “before or since” the 9/11 attacks on the US.
One of the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby posted extremist messages on social media websites for six months without the authorities being alerted, an investigation into the death of the soldier is expected to state tomorrow.