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Old 13th January 2011, 14:53   #23
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Terrorism is not a new thing to Londoners, we've been living with it for decades.

Only it's nature has changed, since 9/11 America has been forced to stop it's support for the IRA, and the target moved to Islam.
If anything the current approach is less obvious than it was, though perhaps this is due more to improved technology/surveillance. For example, the 'Ring of Steel' is gone but no doubt it has been replaced by thousands of cameras, the congestion charge apparatus alone can track every vehicle that enters Central London.

On the whole there is a tendency to ignore it and get on with your life, I doubt if many could even tell you what the threat level is, let alone what it means.

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