Lack of armed police ‘leaves UK regions open to terrorist attack’

Britain’s regional cities are highly vulnerable to Paris-style terror attacks because they lack the 24/7 armed police cover given to London, the home secretary has been warned by police chiefs co-ordinating counter-terrorism.

Officers at Scotland Yard have briefed Theresa May that “dedicated armed assets” outside the capital are sparse. An exercise carried out by the National Counter-Terrorism Command aimed at examining how the UK’s police would respond to a simultaneous attack on London, Birmingham and a smaller provincial city has further highlighted the perils. A Scotland Yard source said: “Ask a regional force how long it would take them to respond to a terror attack and watch them squirm.”

  • UCSPanther

    The UK has gone all-out in disarming its subjects, and has criminalized self-defense. They are sitting ducks.

    • Very true. Hold on to your guns. The government is not your friend.

      • Exile1981

        I’m thinking we will see a new liberal gun registry in Canada in 2016.

        • Minicapt

          But which gun will it be able to register?


  • Norman_In_New_York

    Britain needs a Second Amendment.

  • ntt1

    Britain’s lack of preparedness and enforced disarmament have made them very low risk targets i think it will become very apparent very soon.

    • UCSPanther

      It has become very apparent in Europe. For years, they laughed at the US for having a “gun culture” and boasted about having unarmed law enforcement.

      Now, with incidents like the Utoya murders, the Charlie Hebdo murders and the Paris rampage, they have been revealed to be sitting ducks.

      • Alain

        I don’t disagree, but I wish to point out that as long as it was a homogenous population with a shared culture and values, there was no need to have armed law enforcement. Change the make-up of the population and it no longer works.

  • Minicapt

    Their reaction is to handle the putative attack; the response should be to round up selected Mohammedan clerics and close their mosques until a satisfactory conclusion can be arranged. So-called moderate clerics would be included on the grounds that they failed to respond appropriately.