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Current UK threat level: Be afraid, be very afraid Aug 01

As of today, you can now discover the likelihood of being suddenly slain. The current threat level is SEVERE. The red capitalisation is mandatory. According to the website guidance, this means:

Severe – an attack is highly likely

I’m disappointed that the “Intelligence Community” haven’t taken the lead from the LibDems and made us buttons so that we can all display the threat level automatically on our blogs, and thereby keep everyone up to speed of how scared prepared the Government intends us to be.

So, now you know that “an attack is highly likely”, you’re expected to take action. Sticky tape on the windows, that sort of thing.

7 Responses

  1. Actually this link might work as a button
    Will have to wait until the level changes to test the theory though.

  2. And if the link does work, you could turn it into a WordPress widget.

  3. There’s always the Terror Banana at

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    Paul Rhodes 

    I think it’s deeply worrying that, even after simplifying the levels from seven to five, they’re still so confusing that “Severe” and “Substantial” can be so easily mixed up.

    SEVERE isn’t just “a strong possibility”. It means an attack is “highly likely”, which is obviously more… severe.

    So, that’s extra strength sticky tape for the windows.

  5. 5

    Thank you, Mr Paul. Dutifully corrected.

  6. 6
    Mili 🙁

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