Arrests after threat to kill Brown, Blair

Revealed tonight – arrests made a week ago over threats first made in January. Lots more to come out, before we know if the threat was substantial.

“No plot was in place but there were calls for the death of Gordon Brown on an extremist jihad website in January.

The current threat level in Britain is “severe” meaning, according to MI5, that there is “a high likelihood of future terrorist attacks” and “a continuing high level of threat to the UK”.

The Prime Minister is currently in Beijing for the handover ceremony to London 2012.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London

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