Safer now than at any time since the 1930s

Brian Cathcart writes in the New Statesman that Charles Clarke's "State of Emergency" is really a "Virtual State of Emergency". Somewhat flippantly, in my humble opinion, he concludes that because we still eat out and watch reality TV, we are not under the kind of threat which poses "credible threat to the organised life of the national community." That may or may not be true, only those in the loop know what likelihood and magnitude of threat we face. It is certain on the otherhand that were we to bunker down and live like we are on borrowed time our economy would tank and we would have brought about our own credible threat to the organised life of the national community.

Posted by Paul in Terrorism Politics at February 6, 2005 12:41 AM | 0 Comments