Terror arrests over threat to Gordon Brown


by Rumbold
22nd August, 2008 at 7:14 pm    

“The arrests of three men over terror offences are linked to an investigation into threats to kill Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the BBC has learned.”

Why were these three singled out? A bit unlucky methinks. A lot more people could be joining them in the cells soon.


              Post to del.icio.us


Filed in: Humour,Terrorism






9 Comments below   |  

Reactions: Twitter, blogs


  1. Simon — on 22nd August, 2008 at 7:35 pm  

    Am I too cynical or do I find this story just a little bit too convenient?

    Arrest a few people to stress the needs for greater security measures. Show how we really need ID cards to track these dangerous people.

    Grab a few headlines and hope for the best.

  2. Squanderer — on 22nd August, 2008 at 9:15 pm  

    At the moment the country is in a high mood due to our non-anticipated success in the Olympics. This means Gordon Brown is not in the news (and he still has to fight the great pretender-Miliband) but the news is not making any impact on the public.

    If the public is not buoyed with the Olympics, then they are out shopping on the high street, and well, erm, being happy. The problem for Brown who’s just been out meeting ‘our’ boys in Afghanistan is that no one has noticed, and he needs to make an impact before he really loses out to Miliband and Cameron.

    And so, let’s go and arrest a few homeboys in the northern towns..No one will notice and no one will care. Then let’s up the security ante, after the Olympics! I wonder if Brown will use the 2012 Olympics as the starting point for an increase in further police powers??
    hmmm

  3. douglas clark — on 22nd August, 2008 at 10:33 pm  

    OK,

    How many of them were Labour Party MP’s? I’d have thought three, but there you go…

  4. douglas clark — on 23rd August, 2008 at 12:06 am  

    Sunny,

    This is a semi-serious point. How do you ensure that the BBC does not describe PP as an “Islamacist Web-site”? How did they judge it?

    I mean, really, what’s the definition? ‘Cause the Police say it is?

    What nonsense.

  5. Roger — on 23rd August, 2008 at 5:01 am  

    Well, a site posting messages from “Al Qaeda in Britain” is likely to be an “Islamacist Web-site”. or they wouldn’t get in touch with them.
    By the look of things the reason two were held is because they were leaving Britain- reasonably or not- and the third was held to complete the set.

  6. bikhair — on 23rd August, 2008 at 5:21 pm  

    Biden for VP. You heard it here first.

  7. UK Voter — on 24th August, 2008 at 5:51 pm  

    When I first heard this I was also amazed that it was only 3. Truth be told, if everyone who made a negative comment about Gordon Brown was arrested, they would probably need 50m or so cells. I hope these guys were’nt arrested just to show the rest of us what happens if we show any dissent towards the government or it’s ministers!

  8. UK Voter — on 24th August, 2008 at 5:52 pm  

    Truth be told, if everyone who made a negative comment about Gordon Brown was arrested, they would probably need 50m or so cells. I hope these guys were’nt arrested just to show the rest of us what happens if we show any dissent towards the government or it’s ministers! Any vacancies in China?

  9. NielsC — on 24th August, 2008 at 8:12 pm  

    Could be that their destination in itself is suspiciuos. The two of them would double the number of islamist in Finland.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Pickled Politics © Copyright 2005 - 2010. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions.
With the help of PHP and Wordpress.