Home Secretary: UK needs capability to defend its citizens
News article - 24 Jun 2014
Theresa May outlined how today's world is a dangerous place and the UK must maintain its capability to defend its citizens in the digital age. She spoke of the threat the country faces, including from British people returning home from the conflict in Syria.
But the Home Secretary said that threat – whether from terrorism or organised crime – is changing fast and the UK needs the capabilities to defend its interests and protect its citizens.
And she said it was important to talk about the balance between privacy and security "in the full context of the threats we face" rather than "in a strange vacuum as if the debate was entirely academic".