Saturday, June 30, 2007
Britain Must be Ready for Further Attacks
The new CRITICAL terror alert implies that further attacks are expected. Whether this is as a result of new intelligence or an informed guess is not clear. I have to say that I'd prefer to be at home in Tunbridge Wells this weekend than in London. I'm just off to the BBC to do News 24's paper review and then tomorrow I am going to Wembley to the Diana concert. I suppose the BBC and Wembley are both possible terror targets, but whatever one's reservations are, if we change our way of life, we let them win, don't we? The continuing terror threat will be with us for years to come. Nothing we do now will make it go away. But what we must do is protect our way of life and we do that best by ensuring that we do not give in to those who want to impose new authoritarian measures on us. All politicians will want to do everything possible to protect our citizens, but their freedoms can only be further infringed if it is 100 per cent certain that such measures are wholly necessary to prevent further terror attacks.