[UK] Police have been told to remove their names from the electoral register, it was claimed today.
The alleged guidance from the Metropolitan Police in London comes as security was dramatically stepped up for officers and the Jewish community in Britain amid fears of a terror attack.
Intelligence chiefs are worried that Islamist fanatics could try to copy the atrocities in France earlier this month that cost 17 lives. Four Jewish people and three police officers were among the dead.
Fears of similar carnage in the UK intensified on Thursday after commandos in Belgium killed Islamic State fanatics who wanted to behead a policeman or a judge.
The plot held chilling echoes of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby outside his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, in May 2013.
The guidance to Met officers was reported by The Sunday Times, which also claimed that an additional 800 counter-terrorism police could be deployed on Britain’s streets.
In addition, the newspaper said Scotland Yard was in talks with the Home Office about extra funding to fight the increased threat to Britain. Read more »
In today’s series I am trying to figure out why countries are so concerned about lone wolf gunmen that have nothing to do with Ialam. ¬† Here is part 2.
Security was dramatically stepped up for police officers and the Jewish community in Britain yesterday amid fears of a terror attack.
Intelligence chiefs are worried that Islamist fanatics could try to copy the atrocities in France last week that cost 17 lives.
Four Jewish people and three police officers were among the dead.
Fears of similar carnage in the UK intensified on Thursday after commandos in Belgium killed Islamic State fanatics who wanted to behead a policeman or a judge. The plot held chilling echoes of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby outside his barracks in Woolwich.
In other developments:
- David Cameron and Barack Obama pledged to stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terrorism;
- Intelligence sources said as many as 20 sleeper cells with 180 fanatics could be ready to strike in Europe;
- Nearly 800 people have been put on a Home Office programme targeting potential extremists;
I don’t want to deliberately overstate the problem, but as you know, the MSM keep telling us all the recent drama has nothing to do with Islam, and is just the result of a few individual nutters.
If you don’t mind me saying so, 800 people on an “extremists” list in the UK alone, and 20 “sleeper cells” in Europe certainly sounds like a serious non-Islamic lone wolf problem to me.¬† Read more »
Security around the Duchess of Cambridge appeared to have been stepped up as she was guarded by Taser-wielding personal protection officers.
Her Scotland Yard bodyguards, including those in plain clothes, were seen wearing the controversial stun guns for the first time in addition to the conventional firearms they usually carry.
The officers were also thought to be wearing stab vests.
Onlookers noted that there appeared to be more back-up officers and police outriders accompanying Kate than normal.
I wonder why that may be? ¬†¬† Read more »
A lot of posters and slogans and little video clips as well as music is considered for an election campaign. ¬†You will remember the faux debacle about National using an “unlicensed” version of a song as a background track to their Row Boat video.
I myself have caught parties trying to sell stock shots as New Zealanders many times over.
A similar stoush is happening in the UK where the Torys have used a German landscape to whip people into frenzy about sticking to the steady UK economic road.
Here is the image as it is being used during the campaign. ¬† Read more »
Global Warming is kicking the UK in the shins with temperatures lower than the Antarctic and Alaska.
- Man died after his Land Rover Defender skidded off road and crashed into tree near Horam, East Sussex
- Temperatures dropped to -8.8C overnight in Northern Ireland as Britain suffered its coldest night of the year
- This compares to -8C in Alaska and -5C at the Antarctica Belgrano II research centre – 800 miles from South Pole
- A severe weather warning has been issued as forecasters predict a sheet of ice will blanket the country
- Met Office issued ice warning for Yorkshire and Humber, East Midlands and East of England yesterday morning
- Comes after a sudden dump of snow over Christmas hindered motorists and wreaked travel chaos across the UK
- Thousands of homes were left without electricity and scores forced to abandon their cars as a result of the weather
- No more snow is likely to fall this week with conditions set to stay dry, cold and windy throughout the country
- New Year’s Eve will bring wet and windy weather, with heavy downpour expected in some parts of the north
Man, that global warming is nasty. ¬† Read more »
We’ve seen the Brits tell their armed forces not to wear their uniforms outside of barracks.
We’ve seen the Brits tell their police not to wear their uniforms from and to work.
Now the Queen’s guard has been withdrawn and are hiding behind fences. Read more »
There have been rumblings of paedophile rings in British politics for decades. ¬†Those, as well as Satanic rituals leading to the death of children have been rumoured to have happened in the corridors of power, and protected by complicit police due to a code of silence and a secret handshake club.
In the current climate of exposing historical wrongs, it seems the public have finally found the courage to take the accusations to the authorities, and, there seems to be sufficient prima facie proof for Scotland Yard to start digging around.
British police are investigating claims that up to five paedophile rings operated at the heart of Westminster with the involvement of “highly influential” politicians.
A Labour MP who has handed a dossier of evidence to Scotland Yard said he now believed the complexity of child abuse networks at the heart of government in the ’70s and ’80s had been seriously underestimated.
John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, said it was “inconceivable” police would not now arrest and interview some of the politicians he named in a list handed to detectives this month.
Mann, who has spent months sifting evidence, met Scotland Yard and gave it evidence on 22 politicians, including three serving MPs and three members of the House of Lords.
People, as well as previous ex-MPs that have dared to speak out in the past have been labelled crackpots and conspiracy theorists. ¬†And you can see why. ¬†The scale of it is unimaginable. ¬†The abuse of power gobsmacking. ¬†People simply don’t want it to be true.
But it seems the door is ajar now, and sunlight is starting to pour in. ¬† Read more »
This does my head in. ¬† By the time that the armed forces and the police are cowering in the face of terrorism, what is a citizen to do?
Police forces across Britain were on alert last night after a warning of an Islamic State-style plot to kidnap and behead an officer.
More than 7,000 officers in the West Midlands were warned they were in imminent danger following a telephone threat.
Police chiefs in Britain‚Äôs second largest force were so concerned at the ‚Äėanonymous but credible‚Äô threat that they stopped officers going off duty until they had attended a security briefing.
However, it was reported that senior officers feared a female officer would be targeted for ‘shock factor’.
A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘It is known police are worried jihadists are going to behead an officer.
‘They believe they want to target a WPC for shock factor. The fear is a terror cell will think female officers make easier targets.’
Other forces urgently reviewed safety precautions and warned officers not to wear their uniform or ID badge when off duty ‚Äď normally they are allowed to wear uniform when travelling to and from work. Read more »
One of the reasons that I follow news in other countries is that it is a bellwether of what will eventually become normal here too. ¬†When critics say we are 20-30 years behind the rest of the world, they mean this in a pejorative sense, but I think it is great that we can see the world make the mistakes, so we don’t have to.
How did the UK get to this stage?
because of a worrying wave of street robberies in the area, the boys from St Paul‚Äôs School have been banned from displaying their uniform outside the school gates ‚Äď and parents at the ¬£22,000-a-year establishment have been urged to buy hooded tops for their sons so they blend in more easily with the local youths.
It is understood that criminal gangs have been targeting the pupils in the belief that they are likely to be carrying expensive smartphones.
The mother of one young robbery victim said: ‚ÄėIf anything, they could get into trouble with teachers for keeping their uniform on these days. The mugging problem has become very bad lately. There have been at least 14 that I know of.‚Äô
Kids essentially have to sneak into school wearing a disguise to get past the scrotes that are trying to mug them. ¬† Read more »
French police used tear gas on crowds of migrants this week in Calais when around 300 attempted to storm lorries heading for the Channel¬†
Illegal immigrants making desperate bids to reach Britain have turned the port of Calais into a lawless ‘jungle’, according to the French far-right leader.
Marine Le Pen seized on escalating tensions in the town by calling for the urgent reintroduction of internal border controls that have been banished across much of Europe.
The leader of the anti-immigrant National Front party made the remarks during a visit to the northern port town where riot police this week used teargas to ward off hundreds of immigrants seeking to jump on to lorries bound for Britain.
There are similarities between the UK and New Zealand. ¬†Both island nations. ¬†Both tolerant secular western societies. ¬†¬† Read more »