THE NEW National Risk Register says a flu pandemic is the greatest risk to national security the UK is facing.
So how long, do you think, before the cry goes up: “We’re wasting time on all this anti-terrorist legislation – prepare for flu instead!” (followed, depressingly and inevitably, by claims that there would be no terrorist threat at all if British foreign policy were different).
Makes about as much sense as one previous commenter on this blog who said that terrorism wasn’t as big a threat to our citizens as the private car, since the number of people killed on our roads was so much higher than the number killed on 7/7.
Before 7/7, the terrorism deniers claimed there was nothing to worry about. After 7/7 they said it was all the government’s fault. The National Risk Register is a useful document, but I hope we will take no notice of those who use it to justify their own refusal to face up to the truth about Islamist terrorism.