Bob Quick the UK anti terror chief has resigned this morning. Good on him for being quick to do so over what was a monumental mistake.
It turns out that one of those men arrested was in fact Rashid Raul who is an al queda suspect who has been implemented in other terror plots. He was thought to have been killed in a US drone missile attack in Pakistan, but obviously he wasn’t !
Also, it is thought that the targets of these Pakistani suspects were shopping centres and nightclubs. The Trafford Centre is thought to have been one of their high profile targets.
I have to say that I am amazed that militants like this can get into this country. What happened to the governments policy of tighter border controls ? Or is it the case that we can’t prevent them entering the UK because we are in breach of their human rights !
I have no problem with any body living in this country peacefully and in accordance with our laws. The laws and culture in this great country have evolved over the last 1,000 years and we don’t want them destroyed and as long as everybody who lives here agrees to abide by its laws and culture and also speak English then we can welcome them with open arms.
It must be a matter of the utmost urgency that we tighten the UK’s border controls. The government promised to do that but it has obviously failed to do a good enough job, just like it has failed in many other aspects of its job as well. Please can someone get a grip of this country before it sinks !
You would think that our countries top anti-terrorist boss would know how to keep a secret ! But no, not Mr Bob Quick. He was photographed walking into 10 Downing Street today with secret papers openly on display. This document had the names of several people who were being investigated by police for possible terrorist activity and he had the document in his hands where it was possible for a photographer to get details of those names !
For gods sake what was the man thinking ? What has happened to the old fashioned brief case. They were designed for holding valuable documents. But Mr Bob Quick did not have a brief case in sight. For the head of the UK’s anti terrorist force to be so slack defies belief and it has possibly jeopardised the whole operation.
This is not the first time that a high ranking official has been photographed with important documents in Downing Street. I think it was the housing minister who was caught doing the same thing. Add this to all the other lost mobile phones, laptops and CD’s with information that have been lost in the post and the whole thing just adds up to a complete fiasco.
It makes me wonder who we have got running this country. The people in high places should not have to learn by other peoples mistakes but it seems as well as not being able to think for themselves they also don’t learn from previous mistakes. Shameful !
Bob Quick’s boss is, of course, the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. It seems she has been too busy filling in her expense forms to take any notice of what her staff are doing !