Somewhere Under the Skies of Wessex


Yesterday evening, the PM Rishi Sunak stood outside number 10 and gave an unexpected speech in which he voiced his concerns about the growing menace of extremism.

The speech was full of dire warnings but no concrete proposals for dealing with the issues of Islamism and far right groups. Which far right groups he might have had in mind wasn't made clear, but there are none which pose a threat that matches that of Islamism.

Sunak said;

Now our democracy itself is a target. Council meetings and local events have been stormed. MPs do not feel safe in their homes. Long standing Parliamentary conventions have been upended because of safety concerns.

Each of those issues arise from the activities of pro-Palestine campaigners, many of whom have celebrated the actions of Hamas, a proscribed terrorist group. Looking back over the last twenty years name virtually any terrorist attack in Britain and Europe and it will have been undertaken by Islamist terror organisations or adherents of the religion of peace. It is quite apparent where the real problem lies.

Whether his speech will make any difference, only time will tell. I am not however overly optimistic.

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