Terror police are ‘clearing the decks’ before Olympics with series of arrests, claims QC

(QC is a quaint British and Canadian designation for a lawyer of great reputation who has earn the right to bear the initials, Queen’s Council)

Daily Mail:

  • David Anderson says security services are intervening before London 2012 to avoid another 7/7 or 9/11

By Martin Robinson

PUBLISHED: 15:46 GMT, 9 July 2012 | UPDATED: 15:48 GMT, 9 July 2012

Arrests: Expert David Anderson QC has said that police are acting earlier to 'clear the decks' of potential terrorists before London 2012Arrests: Expert David Anderson QC, pictured, has said that police are acting earlier to ‘clear the decks’ of potential terrorists before London 2012

Police are trying to arrest as many suspected terrorists as possible to ‘clear the decks’ before the Olympics, one of Britain’s top QCs said today.

David Anderson, the UK’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, says the security services are ‘defending further up the field’ to avoid any 7/7 or 9/11-style attacks when London hosts the Games later this month.

‘What one may be seeing as the Olympics approach is a willingness to try and clear the decks in some respects,’ Mr Anderson told BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme.

‘We’re a long way from zero risk, we probably always will be, but the police are getting to hear about things long before they used to and I think that gives them choices which perhaps they didn’t have before.

‘Do they let things run, just keeping an eye on it, picking up evidence with a view to a criminal prosecution? Or do they move in earlier to disrupt it?

‘The Olympics are potentially a major target and you are seeing the police, perhaps in a marginal case what they might do is decide to intervene a little bit earlier.’

Some 14 suspected terrorists were arrested last week, but he added: ‘We shouldn’t lose sight of the big picture, which is that things were a good deal worse six or seven years ago than they are now.’

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7 Replies to “Terror police are ‘clearing the decks’ before Olympics with series of arrests, claims QC”

  1. Will their benefits be doubled while inconvenienced? Will they have nicer accommodations provided when they are freed after the Games? Pathetic.

  2. As an aside, what happened to the security procedure? I enjoyed “bring the cucumber to the hot milk maid” and such. 😉

  3. LOL!

    I disabled it for the moment. Too many complaints from great commenters about how it gave an invalid email address when it was not invalid. It did it to me several times. And the people at Sweet Captcha were really pleasant and nice to work with but actually did nothing about it so after a few weeks I disabled it.

    I may try it again when they release a new version

  4. What a joke! They are pouring across the Channel and on planes at this very moment! There are more and more on the streets every day. The other day, I would swear, a taliban came out of a bank in my small town in south of England, same dirty nightdress, black turban and looked with such hatred and contempt, a real savage.

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