In reporting that Lib Dem and Tory Peers may fight back against yesterday’s reinstatement of glorification in the Terrorism Bill, the Beeb include this gem of a statement from the Met.
Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorism chief Peter Clarke on Thursday said it was “hopelessly optimistic” to think the threat from al-Qaeda could be under control within five to 10 years.
Mr Clarke, the deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said there were more than 60 defendants awaiting trial on terror charge – an “unprecedented” number.
He also suggested there should be a new national structure to police terrorism.
Currently only police in London have substantial resources for tackling terrorism.
A new national structure to ‘police terrorism’ eh? Any thoughts on a name for this yet, Peter?
How about KGB? or perhaps Stasi would suit you better?