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Threat level changed for severe to critical

Discussion in 'Personal' started by delmamerchant, May 23, 2017.

  1. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Just listened to Theresa May's speech.

    Operation Tempera is in place.

    How will Britain tackle this threat that is coming from the inside? Just awful!
  2. Postduif

    Postduif Occasional commenter

    She is electioneering. ******* disgraceful.
  3. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Same as we did with the IRA. We'll just get on with it.
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    You think the threat level can be raised by one person? 'Tempura' means we will see the military on the streets, stations, ports and airports where previously we would only have seen the police.
    wanet and Calpurnia99 like this.
  5. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    And is in response to specific intelligence, rather than a general threat.
    cassandramark2 and nomad like this.
  6. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Temperer rather than Tempura.
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Much as I dislike her and her party I don't believe that to be the case.
    As others have pointed out there would have to have been specific intelligence to take such a step and it isn't a minor step by any means.

    Remember that such decisions will be open to scrutiny at some point and no sane politician or PM would take such liberties for political gain.
    We do, after all have some very clear examples of the consequences of that in the past
  8. Streetcleaner

    Streetcleaner New commenter

    Get used to it folks. Governments becoming more and more authoritarian is the inevitable response to the increasing terror threat.
  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    And precisely the response to terrorism that the terrorist leaders desire
    InkyP and Laphroig like this.
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    We've yet to have a government in my lifetime apart from Anthony Eden's Tory one that let us down.

    Wilson's one kept us out on getting embroiled in Vietnam. We could have done with a few more like that and probably not be facing what we're up against now.

    Or to put it another way, how many times have we faced terrorists threats from our non-existent Vietnam involvement?
  11. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Were there any terrorist attacks in the West because of Vietnam?
    Westernesse likes this.
  12. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Its about time someone started putting better policies and laws in place to make it more difficult for would be terrorists to import, access, buy or make explosives.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Thank you.

    (Even if I did think my autocorrected name was 'batter'.)
    elledriver likes this.
  14. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Strong and stable ... . I hope the electorate see it for what it is.
  15. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

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  16. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    If i so desired, I could make explosives out of some of the contents of my garden shed, or the cupboard under my kitchen sink. And so could you. How could we legislate against this?
    wanet likes this.
  17. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    You beat me too it. When I was at school, it was common knowledge - how to make explosives.

    It was a common site to see piles of explosive fertiliser at the sides of fields, not so know, but easy to get.
  18. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Making reliable detonators wasn't common knowledge.
  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    You are entitled to your opinion. Either of us could be wrong
  20. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I beg to differ. Such information was publicly available even if most did not choose to be aware of it
    wanet likes this.

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