is now masquerading as Simon Jenkins from the guardian. (not really, but is this not what we have all been saying recently?)Be very afraid – we are being fleeced by purveyors of fear
Home Office threat levels are absurd abstractions of no help to anyone except the security lobby raising cash through fear.
"In case you missed it, since Monday an "Irish-related" attack on Britain has been "a strong possibility". At the same time, an al-Qaida attack is "highly likely" and "only a matter of time". This presumably means one will occur – though, since August 2006, when this alarmist language was first to put us on continuous alert, terrorism has been like mad flu disease, afflicting Whitehall but strangely absent from the nation at large."
"They just want to keep the public scared and paying taxes."
"Nothing is as absurd as Home Office "threat levels". They purport to grade the risk of something called an "attack".
"Above all the threat must be kept alive, sorted into classes of low, moderate, substantial, severe and critical. We are currently at severe. What regius professor of English chose these words?"
"To see what is happening we probably need to return to the old journalistic maxim, follow the money. "http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/01/home-office-threat-level-fearSuper report is it not?