British intelligence chiefs have confirmed to The Times that they are worried by the prospect of the next attack in America being committed by a British citizen arriving without hindrance in the US on the visa waiver programme. They are liaising closely with the FBI to identify possible suspects.
Yesterday’s State Department report referred to the plot to blow up airliners travelling between Britain and America. It stated: “Co-operation in derailing the transatlantic terror plot was evidence of the ability of the two governments to work together in real time to avert loss of life.” The report also quoted Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, the head of MI5, who made the “stark assessment” that there were 200 known terror networks in Britain, 1,699 individuals and 30 terror plots. It said: “The British Government viewed radicalisation of young people in the UK and elsewhere ... as a growing threat to international and British security.”
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