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Terror attack in Britain from violent dissident republicans is ‘strong possibility’

Armed officers from the British Transport Police patrol armed with LMT defender 5.56mm automatic rifles, 9mm Glock pistols and tasers as part of Counter Terrorism Awareness Week at London Bridge station in London on November 27, 2014. British police urged the public to be alert to potential terrorist activity as they said the threat of extremist attacks would last for several years. Launching Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week, police said that even if the violence in Iraq and Syria subsided, the risk of attacks in Britain would continue. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Armed officers from the British Transport Police on patrol at London Bridge station (Photo credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

THERE is now a ‘substantial’ threat to Britain from Northern Ireland-related terrorism by dissident republicans, according to MI5.

The UK’s Security Service has raised the level from ‘moderate’, meaning that a terrorist attack is a now a ‘strong possibility’.

Home Secretary Teresa May briefed MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday saying the public in Britain should remain vigilant but should not be alarmed.

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“The main focus of violent dissident republican activity continues to be in Northern Ireland where they have targeted the brave police and prison officers who serve their communities day in and day out,” said Mrs May.

“The reality is that they command little support. They do not represent the views or wishes of the vast majority of people, both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, who decisively expressed their desire for peace in the 1998 Belfast Agreement and have been transforming Northern Ireland ever since.

“However it is sensible, given their stated aims, that the public in Great Britain should also remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. But we should not be alarmed, and this should not affect how we go about our daily lives,” she added.


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2 comments on “Terror attack in Britain from violent dissident republicans is ‘strong possibility’”

  1. Bernard Fagan

    I and I am sure others will find it "COINCIDENTAL" that just as a Muslim is elected Mayor of London and Muslim terrorism is virtually RAMPANT ACROSS THE GLOBE, the British Government turn to the Irish(YET AGAIN) as a source of alleged threat and negative comment. During the "troubles" in Ireland successive U.K. Governments had no problem INTERNING WITHOUT TRIAL BRITISH CITIZENS IN NORTHERN IRELAND, but today they REFUSE to take any real measures against ISLAMIC TERRORISTS ANYWHERE IN THE U.K. REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY ARE CITIZENS OF? One cannot help but smell another "WHIPPING BOY/SMEAR AGAINST THE IRISH, in order to take the spotlight of the REAL ENEMY against whom they are apparently powerless. Is history about to repeat itself(ie)Thatcher and the Lyon bombings?????

    • Algernon Carruthers

      Wind your neck in Bernie, you're embarrassing. Time to get that chip off your shoulder because you don't represent me or anyone I know.

      You think a Labour Mayor of London is behind the Tory Home Secretary upping the terror threat? Get a grip. You're as laughable as the dissidents. There's no threat because these lads couldn't boil an egg, not for an conspiratorial reason.


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