Britain is now at greater risk from terrorist attacks than any other Western nation, according to research.
The heightened threat in Northern Ireland has resulted in the UK being ranked higher than the U.S., France, Spain, China and Sri Lanka in the Terrorism Risk Index
Although the headline and intro are
reader-baiting, this, for once, isn't paragraph 19. It's the beginning of the story. Later on an expert re-emphasises that Northern Ireland is the source of the extra risk.
So who do the readers blame? An ex-prime minister who helped reduce violence in Northern Ireland!
All thanks to Bliar, the combination of (a) his ego trip into Iraq, plus (b) his government's policy of open-door immigration; ie, declare war on a creed, then invite them to come and stay. Brilliant!
- Chas, Hannington, England, 4/8/2011 11:29 Rating 40
How much border protection would the £18bn we've spent in Afghanistan have got us in the UK? Apart from walls 30 feet high all around the coastline, at least the money would have been kept IN Britain and there would be a better chance of keeping the terrorists OUT.
- Dave, Oban, 4/8/2011 9:47 Rating 8
Walls around the coastline might not help with the Continuity IRA, Dave. And a 30-foot wall might not do much for the tourist industry in the town of my birth (alas not yet free of morons, it seems).
The Tories don't escape Mailite wrath either:
yet we still will not kick out these cowardice terrorist scum. in fact we let them walk past customs with out nothing said and allow them to stay here to spread their vile cowardice jihad speeches. terrorist alert my eye. according to the government it cannot be or they would just kick out all illegals etc
- robert, cornwall, 3/8/2011 20:45 Rating 126
We are bound to be vulnerable to attack quite simply because our own Parliament has already arranged for us to be invaded ! Wake up people, and vote for UKIP.
- Clive Burghard, Southern England. Overlooking The English Channel., 4/8/2011 0:18 Rating 34
I'm not asleep, Clive.