‘ISIS planning mass attack in UK’ MI5 chief warns ahead of surveillance bill debate

MI5 Director General Andrew Parker warns the terror threat in Britain is at its highest level ever in the course of his career, claiming Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is planning mass attacks on UK soil.
His remarks come just days before the government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, also known as the Snoopers Charter, is due to be debated in the House of Commons.

Parker praised the work of his intelligence service, but said it would not be able to keep Britain safe unless it had permission to intercept communication data.

The director said Islamic State presents a “three dimensional” threat – at home, overseas and online – with more and more of MI5’s casework related to Syria and the extremist group.

  • Censored_EG

    But let’s keep that steady stream of 16 to 30 year old male muzzie invaders “Syrian refugees” coming into Europe and the UK. Who cares if they wanna kill us? Who cares if they don’t want to adopt Western cultural values and norms? Who cares if they advocate sharia law? Who cares if they plan mass attacks killing European civilians?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Don’t worry, the UK will simply blame it on the Jews and hope the atrocities miss them.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    Thwarting every attack has the perhaps intended consequence of hiding the threat from public view.

    • canminuteman

      Yep. We would be better off living the way we always have lived in a safe, free society, until thousands of people die as a result. Then we go all crusader on their asses. We read every day about “thwarted plots”. Since there are so few successful attacks people eventually believe that it’s just a hoax designed to scare people so they can take our freedoms away. What we really have going on is a low grade civil war that is taking huge amount of resources to wage, and we are good enough at it that people don’t think it is real. Because so many people don’t think it is real we end up importing more of the problem on a daily basis. I say let the country burn. When it does, the real necessary action can be taken.

  • k1962

    I guess they are just waiting for their comrades in Cyprus to join them. The U.N. and E.U. needs to F.O.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I’m certain CSIS has advised Trudeau of same, but I doubt that will change his mind.

  • truthdareisay

    I fear they will skip Britain and do something in Canada… after all, under Trudeau who is really watching them? And they know it!

    • lolwut?

      Probably not, they will take advantage of Trulander being in power
      and get their numbers up first.

  • pdxnag

    Quick, surrender. Faster, faster, until you live under the rules of the Pact of Umar.