Home Secretary to examine Treason law proposal

Feb 19, 2019

Policy Exchange’s proposal for a new law of Treason, which would help prosecute returning Isis fighters, was discussed in the House of Commons this week and received front page coverage in The Daily Telegraph.

Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chair of the Defence Select Committee, quoted a newspaper article by Professor Richard Ekins, Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, which said that “Parliament should restore the law of treason, specifying that it is treacherous to support a group that one knows intends to attack the UK or is fighting UK forces.”

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the Home Secretary, responded: “I have read that article and heard what Professor Ekins has said in the past, and I think that it is worth considering it carefully.”

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