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Friday, February 27, 2009

The Largest Security Operation Since WWII

The Olympics in 2012 is turning out to be a security nightmare, presenting the Home Office with the largest peacetime security operation since the Second World War.

There will be up to 10,000 officers policing the event, this accounts for around 7% of all the police in England and Wales.

Unsurprisingly the heavy burden, and concentration of policing required for the event, threatens to "displace" crime, trouble and terrorism to other parts of the UK.

The costs of policing will, according to Jacqui Smith Home Secretary, remain "on budget" (whatever that really means) at £600M - unless the terror threat is raised from "severe" to "critical".

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2 comments:

  1. The British government's refusal to direct the British Museum to return the looted Elgin Marbles to Greece is being met head-on by thousands of members of the public who are signing on to a boycott campaign directed at the Olympics Sponsors.
    The object of the campaign is to implement a worldwide boycott of products and services of the London Olympic Games Sponsors (Partners) who are financing the London Olympics if the Parthenon Marbles are not returned to Greece by July of 2011, twelve months before the games commencent ceremony in London. The campaign also actively supports a "No Marbles, No Olympic Flame" policy at the political and street levels.
    Current supporters of the international boycott movement, begun in Athens just 28 days ago have passed the 12,000 supporters mark. More than 9,000 new supporters have joined the campaign in just eight days and the numbers are accelerating exponentially as the cause spreads across the Internet. The relevant sites and reasoning for our arriving at a "no-negotiations" policy after 200 years of polite dialogue can be read in 2 articles at http://greekpoliticalissues.blogspot.com/
    or in detail at the following facebook sites -
    The English language site for STOP BRITAIN'S ILLEGAL POSSESSION of the PARTHENON MARBLES is
    http://apps.facebook.com/causes/223093/27209186?m=f6a2e5a8
    and the Greek site ΔΕΝ ΑΝΕΧΟΜΑΣΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΑΚΡΑΤΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΚΛΕΜΜΕΝΩΝ ΜΑΡΜΑΡΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΡΘΕΝΩΝΑ από την ΒΡΕΤΑΝΙΑ. ΔΡΑΣΗ ΤΩΡΑ! is at
    http://apps.facebook.com/causes/206809/27209186?m=16beead8

    Alexis Mantheakis, Cause Administrator

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