Government sanctions £100m to thwart lone wolf
The security services of the country will be provided with all the resources required to thwart the threat of terror from lone wolf, said Chancellor George Osborne today in a statement.
Osborne said that he had promised to support MI5 and MI6’s by supplying all resources they need to protect the country as it is the national priority. He said, “We have put a huge amount of planning and effort, from the police, from the security services, from the Government, into anticipating what might happen, stopping some of these attacks. Of course we have been successful in doing that over the last year.”
He added that the government has invested extra financial resources adding more than £100m to monitor people who are going to conflicts in Syria and Iraq to identify terrorists who develop themselves and get resources and ideas off the internet who later commit the unthinkable.
He said that that is why the government is making a huge effort as this and the MI5 has faced a huge threat in the last 24 hours and the threat is from a more complex plot, making it necessary for the country to be vigilant and keep the resources required to thwart any plots discovered, ready.
Osborne also said that he is very clear about his commitment and national security is his top priority so that all the resources required to thwart threats will be put in. As part of the efforts, security at airports and borders were beefed up yesterday after the terrorist attack in Paris. Vehicles that are crossing the borders are also scrutinized.