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  • Terror level in UK raised to ‘severe’

    by Sunny
    22nd January, 2010 at 10:35 pm    

    The threat to the UK from international terrorism was tonight raised from substantial to severe - meaning an attack is “highly likely”.

    Home secretary Alan Johnson said although the threat had increased, there was no intelligence to suggest an attack was imminent.

    He said: “The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has today raised the threat to the UK from international terrorism from substantial to severe.

    - Guardian.

    WTF is going on??

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      Blog post:: Terror level in UK raised to 'severe'

    1. Jez Humble — on 22nd January, 2010 at 11:59 pm  

      I think the key words here (particularly with respect to Mr Johnson) are “no intelligence”

    2. Kismet Hardy — on 23rd January, 2010 at 12:00 am  

      Maybe Roche Pharmaceutical has a factory load or Terraflu they want the world to buy…

    3. cynicalHighlander — on 23rd January, 2010 at 12:41 am  

      Suspension of Iraq enquiry as deemed to be target.

    4. me — on 23rd January, 2010 at 2:03 am  

      The govt just suspended flights to Yemen too, so perhaps there’s some kind of suggestive chatter the spooks have “analysed”. Nothing “imminent” doesn’t mean nothing worrying but undefinable. Or something they’re simply not prepared to tell us - they probably go by how grown-up the red tops are & who could call them socially responsible?

    5. Dalbir — on 23rd January, 2010 at 7:53 am  

      WTF is going on??

      Someone probably farted aggressively in Yemen and MI5 got wind of it……. and then made up a story about it being some sort of chemical warfare technique that threatens innocent white babies and the future of western ‘civilisation’.

    6. MiriamBinder — on 23rd January, 2010 at 7:58 am  

      What s going on is that we need to keep up the pressure … not on the terrorists but on the country as a whole. Remind them who is protecting them from what ;)

    7. Boyo — on 23rd January, 2010 at 8:24 am  

      That’s right Miriam, it’s all part of a huge conspiracy! Oh, sorry, I forget you don’t do irony.

    8. Mam Tor — on 23rd January, 2010 at 12:05 pm  

      Hilary Clinton and President Karzai are visiting the UK next week, that is all.

      Still best to run around like witless chickens for a few minutes, eh?

    9. MiriamBinder — on 23rd January, 2010 at 12:16 pm  

      Its a flippin’ joke! Terrorists are successful merely by terrorising. We are doing their job for them!

    10. Boyo — on 23rd January, 2010 at 3:49 pm  

      Good point Mam Tor. There we have it.

    11. Leon Green — on 25th January, 2010 at 11:04 am  

      Does seem odd on the face of it but it could be increased chatter that made them think something was going on. Then of course Bin Laden releases a new tape so it may have been that…

    12. sonia — on 26th January, 2010 at 3:12 pm  

      yeah what is going on? I’ve been watching old seasons of Spooks and then heard about this and thought i was dreaming or something..

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