Thursday, 25 November 2010

Public is not realistic about terrorism, Scotland Yard chief says

In his first major speech on terrorism, Sir Paul Stephenson said most of the country remained “relatively untouched” by terrorism, despite the events of July 7.

The Met Commissioner said that had led to a “simple inability to accept the real potential for such devastating, murderous attacks.”

He said he did not want to overstate the risk but added that society had “unrealistic expectations of security” and those were “expectations that can never be satisfied.” Read more

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