The Intelligence Committee of the Parliament UK issued a report (See “Download report” below) last week, stating that Britain is facing threats from Russia and China. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly intends to introduce a new Treason Act, which will be the biggest change since 1695, in response to threats from Russia and China. At the same time, it hopes to use the “Treason Law” to plug legal loopholes such as the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL, commonly referred to as Islamic State) that can move freely after returning home.
The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) has today laid before Parliament a report on Russia, examining the Russian threat to the UK and the UK's response. I welcome the report and thank the former Committee for the work that has gone into this; this has clearly been an extensive effort spanning almost two years.
The Daily Mail reported, that along with the new Treason Act, the new Espionage Act and the rewrite of the Official Secrets Act. The Espionage Act is to track foreign agents and Influential people. Official Secrets Act is to adapt to the changes in the digital age.