4000 terrorism suspects in UK
Up to 4,000 terrorism suspects and their supporters are active in
Lord Stevens said the security service MI5 had recently suggested a figure of 2,000 but the true number was "probably nearer 4,000".
Police and MI5 were "still too underfunded and undermanned to cope with the task they face in the decades to come. And that's how long this will last," he said.
The "infection" had spread out from "hot spots" such as
Lord Stevens also gave warning that al-Qa'eda-linked extremists were already trying to infiltrate the police and the security services and that dozens had already been weeded out.
If the “infection” has already spread out from hot spots and it will take decades to end it is common sense to think that it will spread around the whole country. If so we should be closing our borders to anymore and deporting the illegal immigrants which we have.