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Sunday, June 28, 2015

With Tunisia, David Cameron faces his first real test on terror

A faultline separates Theresa May’s instincts from those of the libertarian right. The prime minister must tread carefullyBraced as he was to make a significant statement to the Commons this week, the prime minister had expected it to be a report on the EU summit in Brussels: on his renegotiation of Britain’s membership or, as that issue was eclipsed by Greece, on the prospect of Grexit.Instead, his sombre task on Monday is to deliver an account to MPs of the Tunisian atrocity, in which 38 people died, many of them Britons. Sheer coincidence or not – jihadists love to mark the dates they have made their own in blood – the proximity of the attack to the 10th anniversary of 7/7 adds a cruel symmetry to the horror. Continue reading...