As the threats we face are changing rapidly, we can never assume that the established way of doing things will be enough. We will always make the necessary changes, whether through greater investment, changes to our laws or reforms to the way we do things, to ensure that Britain is protected.Ah yes. This must be the prelude, the softening-up, to his invoking the provisions of the Civil Contingencies Act at the slightest excuse.
Look. I'm prepared for bombs. I'm prepared for massacre by AK47. I'm prepared for clumsy bio attacks. Yes, terrorists can take out a few hundred or even a few thousand of us if they get through. I'm prepared to pay this cost as the price of a free society. What I'm not going to accept is rule by Brown's diktat because his lust for power has distorted his sanity. The real threat is not al Qaeda, but Gordon Brown.