Andrew Parker highlights the huge dangers now posed by extremists.
Andrew Parker said MI5 are investigating 500 live cases involving around 3,000 people, but terrorists are now planning attacks in days, making it very difficult to defend against them.
“It’s at the highest tempo I have seen in my 34-year career. Complex scheming and also crude stabbings. Lengthy planning but also spontaneous attacks.
“Extremists of all ages, gender and backgrounds united only by the toxic ideology of violent hatred that drives them.”
Britain can’t afford to not fund the security services properly anymore. The sheer volume of terrorists in society’s midst is a national emergency. There urgently needs to be greater resources given to police and the intelligence community.
Full article: MI5 Chief: ‘UK Facing Bigest Terror Threat I’ve Ever Seen’ (Westmonster)