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Boff Whalley: 'In defence of anarchy' - UK Politics, UK - The Independent - 0 views

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    It's the catch-all term that's being used to describe this week's riots. But is this really anarchy? Not even close, says Chumbawumba's Boff Whalley, a self-professed anarchist
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Brown warns of enduring al-Qaida threat to UK | Politics | guardian.co.uk - 0 views

  • Brown warns of enduring al-Qaida threat to UK

    Prime minister says 60,000 civilians have been trained to deal with terrorist incidents

  • Some 60,000 civilians, including shop managers and council workers, have been trained to cope with the threat.

    "Today, not only the police and security and intelligence officers and our armed forces, but also the emergency services, local councils, businesses and community groups are involved in state-of-the-art civil contingency planning,"

  • Gordon Brown today warned that al-Qaida remains the biggest security threat to the UK, as he revealed that tens of thousands of civilians have been trained to deal with terrorist attacks as part of a new strategy to combat extremists.
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  • By 2011, Britain will be spending £3.5bn a year on counter-terrorism, Brown said. The imprisonment of 80 terrorists in Britain in the last two years was hitting the morale of al-Qaida. Part of the new strategy would address the longer-term causes of terrorism by "understanding what leads people to become radicalised, so we can stop the process".

    Brown said that more than two-thirds of the plots threatening the UK are linked to Pakistan.

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