From the Liverpool Echo. lots of pictures ans links to more. Probably the most exciting thing ever to happen at and in a University Library. Lots of anonymous officers around the country talking about plan for a big explosion. Poor old Bob Quick. It would have been his hour of glory!
I was just thinking, better to run a critical piece on the police from the Telegraph rather than the Guardian…but it’s not true any more. There’s a Conservative dissatisfaction with the police that needs analysis. There’s a hint towards the bottom. The experience of the Countryside Alliance demo in London left the shires in no doubt that the police are violent towards demonstrators. But there also seems to be a feeling that ACPO have got above themselves.
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester lets some information out, and denies most of the press speculation, but does say most of those arrested are Pakistani nationals in UK on student visas.
Some interesting thoughts about the tensions between the cultures of the Met, the former Special Branch and the intelligence services. Seems to suggest that “Counter Terrorist Command” has retained much of the old SB separatism, too. Doesnt get to grips with the intelligence services desire to be the lead agency. Times and Telegraph will give the intelligence services side shortly, I suspect!