The British scene
“Bill Rammell, the Foreign Office minister, said: ‘The idea being put about by some people that, if you did not support the war you are safe, is simply not true.'” From The Telegraph, :
A terrorist attack on Britain is now thought to be “inevitable”, Sir John Stevens, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, said yesterday. Trains, buses, pubs and nightclubs are all potential targets.
Sir John said the police and the security services had dramatically increased their efforts and were “working three times harder than ever” to foil any plot aimed at London or other cities.
His acknowledgement that Britain was in the front line coincided with a YouGov opinion poll showing that three quarters of Britons felt “more vulnerable” to terrorist attack after the Madrid bombings that killed 201 people.
The poll suggested that a similar bomb attack in Britain during a general election could cost Labour support.