French Police’s courage in rescuing Paris’ Bataclan hostages – amazing or not?

    The photo above of a bullet peppered metal shield says it all, doesn’t it? It stopped some 27 bullets intended to kill French Police officers. The stomach churning danger and their bravery by putting their lives on the line in facing this lethal barrage, and more, of AK-47 Kalashnikov firepower is mind-blowing, don’t […]

Without Security you can’t have LIBERTY – how true is that?

    The astute opinion expressed yesterday by France’s ex-Justice minister Rachida Dati in a UK television interview was that ‘without security you can’t have liberty’, which might strike a chord with many people in France as well as in Britain, and focus the minds of UK MPs who are struggling to realise that very […]

Britain’s new ‘Communications Data Bill’ – do we prefer a Snooper’s charter or a Paris type massacre?

  As the dreadful news started to hit the airways late yesterday evening of a developing terrorist attack in Paris, we had little idea of the scale of the massacre unfolding, did we? It did though immediately bring home to people, especially those in the know about these things, evidence on the ongoing failure of […]