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If you were a police officer what would you rather do: sit in the cold outside the house of a known extremist all day, or sit behind a desk with a cup of tea and scrolling through Twitter?

In May, just after the second of four Islamist terrorist attacks in the UK so far this year, British intelligence officials apparently identified 23,000 known extremists in the country. Of these, around 3,000 are believed to pose a present threat and are under investigation or active monitoring. The other 20,000 are categorised as posing a “residual risk”. Due to the strain on resources, those 20,000 are not under constant observation.

This is a subject which, since the terrorist attack in May, has caused some agonising among the British public, not least because of the identities of the attackers. Khalid Masood, the Westminster Bridge and Parliament assailant, for instance, as well as Salman Abedi (the young man of Libyan heritage who carried out a suicide bombing outside a concert in Manchester) had both been on the radar of the British authorities — both had been in the pool of people considered “former subjects of interest” but not an immediate threat. If the authorities had sufficient resources to follow everyone of interest, perhaps they would have been under observation at the time they were planning their attacks. Perhaps, also, a number of people killed in those attacks would still be alive.


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  • moraywatson

    Until it is both culturally and politically incorrect to project as a totalitarian-supremacist, nothing is going to improve.

  • tom_billesley

    One more for the watch list.
    15-year-old schoolboy charged with terrorism offence. He was arrested at Birmingham airport in June on his way to join Islamic State.
    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/boy-15-charged-terrorism-offence-13801174

  • Felicia Scott

    I once heard it said that the brightest thing about British cops were their buttons.

  • simus1

    Time for the vote whores in power to put a stop to empire building by police uniform wearing bureaucrats.
    Time to sack the “reaching out” senior plods who played the PC advancement games and their jumped up muslim catamites as well.
    Time to put in a few “rough lads” to get the whole force and the vote whores on their toes.

    • DaninVan

      Well said, That Man!

      Never mind ‘boots on the ground’, they need boots in the ass.
      Start by firing middle mgrs. that condoned this crap; watch them turn on senior mgmt. that created this environment. I see big budget savings…

    • moraywatson

      We need the law enforced, and that will require officers who understand that the law is important but that social justice is not.

  • Uncommunist

    The excuse – Budget Cuts – is plain BS. Imo, this has more to do with leftist / anti-veteran politicians that approve the same overbloated police budgets.

    • DaninVan

      That’s what I’m saying, UC, get rid of the problem; get rid of bloated incompetent management.

      • Uncommunist

        And the police unions !

  • DaninVan

    Hey; the WPC in the panda hat, she’s cute!

  • bargogx1

    The message from the British authorities to British citizens could not be more clear – “You are expendable”. They say it practically every day, in so many different ways.