In the Media

Are David Miranda and Caroline Lucas victims or criminals?

PUBLISHED August 20, 2013

At Heathrow, border officials detain the partner of a whistle-blowing journalist, prompting huge uproar. In Balcombe, anti-fracking protesters - including a Green Party MP - are arrested, prompting an equally furious reaction. In both cases, the balance between state power and personal freedom is under renewed scrutiny. So how worried should we be?