Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Addressing MPs in the House of Commons today, Mr Brown said that the nature of threats faced by the people of Britain had changed "beyond all recognition".
As part of the National Security Strategy the national register of the risks should be made available to the public, the prime minister announced
Or to put it another way.
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." Henry Louis Mencken
In a consumer age we are being given a long formal list of scare stories so that each purchaser may pic 'n mix their own.