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How our politicians – and media – are helping terrorists win

Can you believe that after the Brussels attacks the BBC took us on a tour of vulnerable London Tube stations?

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

There is nothing a government in a remotely free country can do to stop a suicide bomber in a crowded space. As a weapon, he has the precision of a drone missile. The only preventive task open to the police and security service is to penetrate and destroy a terrorist cell in advance.

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Simon Jenkins is a columnist for the Guardian and former editor of the Times. His books include Mission Accomplished? The Crisis of International Interventionism.

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