Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gordon Brown reveals 'Fortress Britain' plan

By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 6:27pm GMT 14/11/2007

Train passengers face routine airline-style bag checks and body searches as part of a new counter-terror crackdown announced by Gordon Brown.
He conjured up visions of ''Fortress Britain" as he unveiled a succession of security measures at airports, railway stations, sports venues and other public places.
In 2003 tanks were deployed to Heathrow Airport because of a suspected plot to shoot down an airliner
There is also to be a huge ''hearts and minds" drive aimed at diverting young Muslims away from the influence of fanatics. The Prime Minister said a review of vulnerable buildings and crowded spaces like shopping centres had led to a rethink of the way they are protected.
More than 250 busy railway stations, airports and seaports as well as 100 ''sensitive" installations like power stations and electricity substations will be given extra security.;jsessionid=LTFMTLEMAG3AFQFIQMFCFGGAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/15/nfortress115.xml

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