Why the Northern Ireland Terror Threat has been Upgraded to Severe

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The Home Secretary’s warning to Parliament on Wednesday that MI5 had decided to elevate the threat level posed by Northern Ireland-related terrorism in Great Britain to ‘substantial’ was a stark reminder of Gerry Adams’s old quip that those men and women willing to kill for a united Ireland did not ‘go away you know’.

The Security Service nosw considers an attack in England, Scotland or Wales to be ‘a strong possibility’, which suggests an increasing confidence and capability among dissident Republican organisations, which reman implacably opposed to the Good Friday Agreement.

Read the full article at Left Foot Forward.

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