Has the head of MI5 just said they can't cope?

Seen in isolation, the head of MI5 giving unprecedented TV interviews might just be a new development in the way the British security services deal with the media. But when you put it into context with what else is happening in the UK and abroad right now, are we looking at an admission by MI5 that they are struggling to cope?

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Don't judge a book by its cover?

We all know the saying, and most of us will wholeheartedly agree that it’s wrong, and you shouldn’t. But, get the cover wrong on your book, and that is exactly what happens. Your book will be judged negatively and readers won’t buy it. That’s the reality. We do judge books by their covers. Just the same as we judge people by the way they dress, judge them by what car they drive, what house they live in, and we even judge them by way they walk and talk.

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All change for terror targets: People not premises

As our security services and police became more proficient at spotting, in advance, those purchasing or acquiring the precursor materials for explosives - terror groups changed their approach.

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New Year's Resolution?

In many ways, writing a book is rather like conceiving a child. The birth may feel difficult but is often the easy part! What follows are the sleepless nights and the tears when the book isn't doing what it's supposed to do.

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THE TOP FIVE EXCUSES FOR NOT WRITING THAT BOOK... AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

The comedian and author, Ben Elton, once said the key to writing a book is writing so much and so fast that you get to the point where even if you hate it, you’re loathe to tear it up and start all over again because you have so much material that it would make you weep...

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WHAT IF?

Police officers often have to make decisions which they live to regret; upon which they have to reflect all the time.

'What if?' is the question that can haunt them for the rest of their lives.  

I know, because I have a ‘What If?’ question constantly in my head.

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After Nice: Can We Protect Ourselves?

The assailant didn't use a firearm to kill and maim, and he didn't use explosives - he turned something that most of see and walk past every day, into a terrifyingly effective weapon.

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IT'S UP TO YOU

It is a great shame that we are no longer part of the EU. I mourn the parting of this relationship. But it wasn't racism or xenophobia that caused us to leave. It was the complete lack of recognition, by UK politicians and those in Brussels, as to the affects that our membership has on the lowest paid in our society.

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