The Lord Harris review commends London’s emergency services for their improved major incident readiness, with responses now substantially faster and more effective than five years ago. The quality and effectiveness of the work done by the intelligence agencies and the counter-terrorist police here is, he says, amongst the best in the world. London Mayor’s Office
Labour is saying the terror attack in London was due to insufficient resources and thus police and security failures are the result. Funny how they ignore a report, commissioned by Sadiq Khan, Labour Mayor of London, that said
It is now nearly five years since I was last heavily immersedin the policy and practice involved in protecting us all fromterrorism. The headline conclusion of this review is that theresponse by the emergency services would now be substantiallyfaster and more effective than it could have been then.However, it is important to be clear. The quality andeffectiveness of the work done by the intelligence agencies andthe counter-terrorist police is amongst the best in the world.
Funny how the BBC ignores that.
Funny how the BBC ignores this car crash interview with Abbott, our potential Home Secretary in charge of police and security….
Abbott is quizzed by Sky’s Murnaghan on the above Harris report…he asks her about its contents….she doesn’t know…he asks her specifically about one recommendation, the first one in the report…about barriers being put up…
Lord Harris goes on to make 127 recommendations for the Mayor, the Government and other agencies to consider, including:
The Metropolitan Police to further explore the use of temporary barriers to protect against a Nice style attack in London.
That of course might well be the Mayor of London’s remit to check if such measures were being taken. Barriers are now being put up on bridges in London…..why not before? Maybe the BBC will be doorstepping Khan instead of just hyping his claims that the Tories are going to slash Met. Police numbers.
The BBC ignores that interview…despite Abbott now pulling out of an interview on the BBC’s own Woman’s Hour.
This is the person, as said, who will be in charge of our security and the anti-terror programme…not only does history prove she is ideologically unsuited to the job but intellectually incapable of doing it….what’s scary is not that she hasn’t read the report…but that she has read it and doesn’t understand it.
How come the BBC is not headlining with such a news report? This is going to be one of the most powerful and important polticians in Britain and yet she is completely unfit and unsuited to the role.
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