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UK 'resilient' against terror attack

The government has disputed claims that Britain it is not ready to deal with a major terrorist attack. Home Office minister Lord Falconer said on Saturday the UK was “resilient” against any such assault. But two parliamentary committees warned that local planning is inadequate. The Defence Select Committee suggested a US-style national “homelands security adviser” to oversee terrorist defence measures should be appointed to take the pressure off the home secretary. Lord Falconer said there was no need and the government was doing “everything appropriate”. “I am utterly confident that we are taking the right preventative steps and that we are taking the right steps to be ready if a terrorist attack occurred,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. The MPs on the influential committees pointed to the contrast between other countries’ preparedness and the UK’s state of readiness. Full Story

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