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Home Secretary Jacqui Smith spoke at the Institute for Public Policy Research Commission on national security and the security challenges we face in today’s world.
She said: “Terrorism has changed, is changing, and will continue to change. We have no option other than to respond if we are to remain constant and true in our defense of British liberties and British security. We rely not only on our police and law enforcement but on all parts of Government, on our communities, on international partners and on industry. We rely on the law and we need to be sure that the law evolves as the threat changes in a way consistent with our rights and freedoms. We rely on technology to provide us with solutions.”
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I welcome the work that IPPR’s Commission is doing to strengthen our understanding of the security challenges we face in today’s world – a world in which no-one can doubt that changes can be rapid, and in which the importance of our interdependence will not be lost on anyone.
The commission’s work is very timely for us in government, with the
Significantly – and it is a theme I want to explore in this speech – it will reflect my belief that we need to be more sophisticated in how we engage openly with the public on our work to counter the threat of terrorism.