The UK authorities intend to reduce the budget of the anti-terrorist office of the United Kingdom. About it reports The Times.
According to the documents of the interior Ministry allocations to departments can be reduced by more than 32 million pounds (40 million dollars). As specifies the edition, management performs a coordinating function for compilation of information received from the police, intelligence and counterintelligence.
In addition, funds management is funded by various projects in the field of combating terrorism. For example, the Prevent program, allowing to identify the persons involved in extremist activities.
The newspaper reminds that after the recent terrorist attack in London Prime Minister Theresa may said that the increase in funding for the fight against extremism is a priority for the government.
Recently in the UK there have been a series of terrorist attacks. On 3 June, the terrorists in the van ran into a crowd of people near the London bridge and then got to the borough market, where he got out of the car and attacked with knives on passers-by. In the attack, seven people were killed, 48 were injured. The attackers shot and killed law enforcement officers.
The attack of the suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who blew herself up in Manchester on 22 may, 22 people are killed, 59 were injured. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by banned terrorist group “Islamic state”. Militants called the attack revenge for the attack on “Muslim lands”.
March 22 in London a native of South-East England Adrian Russell Ago, changed his name to Khalid Masud, while driving the car, pointed it at pedestrians on Westminster bridge, knocked down several people and drove to the Parliament building. There car was stopped by police. The offender stabbed him with a knife, then was shot by another guard. Five people were killed.