No Parliament, no government oversight, an unelected Prime Minister who just suspended the country’s general election – and now troops on the streets of Britain? That sounds very much like a dictatorship…
This week Theresa May has taken Britain closer towards martial law.
According to British Home Secretary Amber Rudd, the government has begun an initial deployment of 1,000 British troops onto the streets of the UK in order to help the police after the alleged ‘ISIS attack’ in Manchester on Monday evening.
Total number of troops expected to join the deployment will be 4,000, including some Royal Marines and RAF Police.
With the national threat level raised to ‘severe’, Prime Minister Theresa May has now warned that another terror attack is “expected imminently.”
According to the Home Office, UK troops will take over guarding of ‘key facilities’ including embassies, government buildings and other ‘high-profile’ facilities, apparently to free-up armed UK police officers to join in with ‘Operation Temperer’ counter terrorism duties.
Troops are also being sent to guard royal properties like Buckingham Palace, as well as Downing Street and Parliament.
Currently, he UK has no Parliament, no government oversight, and no general election, but troops have been sent to patrol the streets of Britain? That sounds like martial law…
May 24th, 2017
On this week’s PB/Polling Matters podcast, Keiran is joined by Matt Singh and Leo Barasi to discuss the tightening polls and what might happen in June. The team discuss whether Labour’s recent poll surge is ‘real’ and what might be behind it. Matt unveils his analysis of what will happen in June based on his model. A model which succesfully predicted the 2015 General Election when all of the polls said the race was close.
Later in the show, Keiran unveils new Polling Matters / Opinium polling that looks at how opinions of the main party leaders have changed since the election began. Also included in the survey is a question about who voters would trust to negotiate Brexit – May or Corbyn – with numbers trended from when the question was last asked in June.
One not to miss. Listen to the show here