While the Westminster government is struggling to explain its reasons for raising the UK's terror threat level to 'severe', this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be challenging days for the London police service and the British media. Gordon Brown is hosting his two summits and Tony Blair is attending the Iraq Inquiry.
Our Prime Minister loves calling summits doesn't he? It is my understanding David Miliband will sub-host the conference about Yemen which, he insists, poses a threat to the region and the UK. Repeatedly on the news last week it was reported Gordon Brown had called a halt to all flights to UK from Yemen. Did you know there are only two a week and both fly via Cairo? Why stop two flights a week?
Yesterday, another soldier was killed near Sangin in Helmand Province. The soldier was from A Company 3 Rifles and he was killed in the Green Zone area to the south of Sangin District Centre, an area where until recently insurgents had held sway. His death takes the toll to 251.
Of course the death of another soldier won't affect the Prime Minister or any politician who voted for the country to go to war. On Thursday the long-awaited conference on the future of Afghanistan will take place. The Afghanistan conference will of course include the President Karzai, the leader of the corrupt Afghan government who will possibly spend his time requesting more of our money to further grease the palms of his countrymen. Looks like the outcome of the conference has already been decided and our troops will be in Afghanistan for at least another 5 years.
Can you believe it is two months since Gordon Brown called this meeting? Two months when our military have been left without any political leadership and therefore without any fixed objectives. While Brown dithers the people who volunteer to protect us are being killed.
The German government wants to have its own new strategy on Afghanistan instead of simply sending more troops. It has set up a special cabinet committee to do it. Earlier this month the German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said, "Military means alone cannot make a stable future for Afghanistan. We will focus our concentration on civilian reconstruction efforts so that Afghanistan can begin to establish its security forces and determine its own future." Germany will make public its new strategy at Thursday's conference.
Gordon Brown would do well to read what the Daily Referendum has to say although, like his predecessor, he will ignore public opinion if it doesn't suit his plan for the New World Order.
Friday brings the other individual with a fondness for war back into the public arena where those who were against the Iraq war will be waiting to show their contempt . It's alleged Tony Blair has been spending 15 hours a day preparing for his day before Chilcott. My advice to him is to finish sharpish because Alistair and Jack won't have time to cross check. Syncronisation is key.
Aye London will be busy this week. The raised threat level wouldn't have anything to do with an attempt to scare off some who intend to protest on Friday would it? Surely not.