Eastern Counties MEP Urges Tough Measures Against British Jihadists

Interviewed on the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire show ‘The Big Conversation’ on the 5th of June 2017, Eastern Counties MEP David Campbell Bannerman said that he wanted to see tough measures introduced against the thousands of Jihadi extremists in the UK.   The MEP said that the UK is now in a war situation and emergency powers should be adopted to deal with the jihadists.  He noted that the UK security services are monitoring some 500 active plots at any one time with 3,000 people  considered to pose a real terrorist threat.  A further 20,000 have been investigated by the security services and are said to pose a ‘residual risk’.