Article published in The Daily Express, 5 June 2017. © Richard Kemp
TODAY we face the most serious threat to Britain since the Germans bombarded our cities with V1 and V2 missiles in 1944.
Eight Islamic terrorist plots have targeted this country since the end of March – more than one a week.
Five were disrupted by the security services but the three that got through have left dozens dead or with life-changing wounds.
We must confront this violent challenge to our way of life with the same defiance as our fathers met Nazi aggression.
This was the spirit of the police who shot dead three terrorists within eight minutes of the attack unfolding at London Bridge.
It was also the spirit of ordinary citizens who ran at the terrorists, hurling missiles at them to save their fellow Londoners.
It is the fighting spirit that we must all adopt, not candles, illuminations, teddy bears and group hugs.
The gloves must come off and we need to hold the Prime Minister to her strong words on Sunday that ‘enough is enough’.
When intelligence confirms that non-British citizens in this country are involved in extremism, they must be deported.
The threat these enemies pose to the lives of our people morally outweighs any risk to their own human rights.
British citizens who are involved and can’t be deprived of citizenship and deported or convicted in court should be interned.
One of the greatest dangers is from people from this country who have fought with the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria or elsewhere.
They have been bloodied in battle and involved in mass murder, torture and rape.
That makes it easy for them to kill again and they are trained, motivated and under orders to attack. Continue reading