‘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.

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