Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 12th March 2013

The Guardian: Boy admits possessing explosive substances and bomb-making books. ‘A 16-year-old boy has admitted possessing explosive chemicals and bomb-making books and diagrams. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two terror charges and another offence at a hearing at Birmingham magistrates’ court on Monday. He admitted possessing explosive substances […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 5th March 2013

The Guardian: Northern Ireland police hail ‘major coup’ after foiled IRA mortar plot. ‘The Police Service of Northern Ireland has dealt a huge blow to the new IRA with the capture of five primed mortar rockets that were to be fired within minutes at a Derry police station. Security sources told the Guardian on Monday that two of the […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 14th January 2013

International Business Times: UKIP ‘homophobia’ in spotlight after online leaks. ‘Content posted on party websites by some senior members of UKIP contains views that could derail the party’s push for the centre ground of British politics. Former UKIP MP hopeful Dr Julia Gasper, who runs the party’s branch in Oxford, linked homosexuality with child sex […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 10th January 2013

The Daily Record: Scots ex-BNP chief seen fuelling Union flag riots in Belfast. ‘A Right-wing Scots extremist is in the thick of the Northern Ireland flag riots, the Record can reveal. Jim Dowson has been seen at the disturbances in Belfast in which thousands of people have clashed with police on the streets. The loyalist […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 9th January 2013

The Guardian: Terror suspect called taxi to escape 24-hour surveillance, MPs told. ‘A terror suspect who was supposed to be under surveillance managed to abscond on Boxing Day by simply calling a taxi, Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, has told MPs. Ibrahim Magag, 28, disappeared from Camden, north London, on 26 December, despite being on a terrorism […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 8th January 2013

The Telegraph: EDL leader jailed for being illegal immigrant after entering US on friend’s passport. ‘Stephen Lennon, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of a false identity document with improper intention, contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010, at Southwark Crown Court. Lennon used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to board a Virgin Atlantic Flight […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 7th January 2013

The Guardian: Northern Ireland police ‘will deal with riots for as long as necessary’. ‘Northern Ireland‘s police chief, Matt Baggott, has warned loyalist protesters his force will deal firmly with outbreaks of violence for as long as is necessary. After three nights of unrest in Belfast, Baggott said the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) would do “everything possible” to […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 04.01.12

BBC News: Terror suspect extradited to the US. ‘A man accused of leading an al-Qaeda plot to set off bombs in Manchester has been extradited to the US. Abid Naseer has been described by a High Court judge as an “al-Qaeda operative” who “poses a serious threat to the national security of the UK”. UK prosecutors […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 03.01.13

The Spectator: New terrorism control measures under the spotlight. ‘It has not been a very happy start to the new year for Theresa May, who will have to answer difficult questions in the Commons about the disappearance of a terrorism suspect. Ibrahim Magog has been on the run since Christmas eve when police first realised he had […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 02.01.13

The Telegraph: Extremism unchecked in schools, secret briefing reveals. ‘More than 100 independent faith schools may be radicalising students, the Department of Education has warned in a secret memo which admits that officials are struggling to tackle extremism in state and private schools. Michael Gove, the education secretary, was one of the key voices calling for a […]

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