After all, it worked in Spain. From Reuters, :
LONDON (Reuters) – Terrorists may try to strike the country in the runup to an election expected within weeks, just as bombers struck Spain shortly before a vote there, London’s police chief says in an interview.
“I don’t see this in the sense of some huge security operation, but I have pointed out that — with an election coming up — terrorists might just remember the bombings in Madrid only a year ago,” Sir Ian Blair said on Thursday.
“We must be aware that al Qaeda will see the opportunity this year for a worldwide statement,” he told Whitehall and Westminster World, a magazine for civil servants.
“I know my professional intelligence assessments and I know that we are facing a threat more significant than anything we have faced since the Cold War and the Nazi tyranny before it.”
Good of you to notice, Ian. Now if you keep on cracking down so hard on miscreants like that “porking yard” fellow, you might find that your enemies have won without detonating a single bomb.