UK Government to spend 50 million pounds to boost counter-terrorism efforts
January 26, 2018 | Brainwave Science
The British government announced that will spend an extra 50 million pounds to aid in counter-terrorism efforts. This budget increase aims to boost intelligence and surveillance capabilities and pay for more armed officers patrolling the streets.
The decision follows the Islamist terrorist threat of this year and the series of attacks across the UK.
Chancellor Philip Hammond and Home Secretary Amber Rudd have struck a deal to raise the Home Office budget from 707 million pounds to 757 million pounds next year.
“This represents our commitment to backing the brave counter-terrorism forces with the resources they need to keep people safe,” Rudd told The Sun.
Security services have managed to thwart 9 terrorist attacks in the UK this year, following the vehicle-bound terrorist attack at the U.K Parliament complex in March, the suicide bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester in May and the vehicle and knife rampage in June. Each of the mentioned attacks resulted in killed or injured victims.
Since 2015, the UK government has increased its counter-terrorism budget by 30 percent, which includes more armed officers plus an extra 500 million pounds for the Special Air Service, intelligence service MI5 and the Government Communications Headquarter.
Rudd said, “This [latest funding] will allow counter-terrorism policing to meet head on the threat we face, working closely with our communities and continuing to disrupt those who would want to harm us. We are also reviewing our counter-terrorism strategy to make sure we meet the unprecedented challenge.”
With an increased number of terrorist attacks this year, the UK government is to review their present counter-terrorism strategy and improve it to get better results. As terrorists find new and improved methods of attacking, a smart and efficient plan of action is mandatory. The rise in terrorist attacks and the increasingly sophisticated methods of perpetration are outpacing the technical solutions to fight it. Is it extremely difficult to know when an attack will be carried out, so the need for better intelligence is vital.
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