I will never complain about additional security at airports ever again. I will never question the need for additional police or additional soldiers. The sad truth, as the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, is that we are at war. We must wake up to the fact that we are now facing a war on Europe. This is not some distant conflict being fought out in Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan, this is a war in Europe. Islamic State showed today that they are capable of striking anywhere from Brussels to Paris and therefore the people of Europe need to be protected. The Schengen Treaty on cross-border travel needs to be scrapped, the security services must be deployed on our streets in force, not just as a deterrent but to keep us safe. A tough anti-terrorism policy needs to be introduced across Europe, so there are no loopholes. This is a battle which can be won but it won’t be won with words, action is needed. Security must be paramount and security must be taken seriously. Intelligence needs to be shared and instead of talking about further European Union I suspect that the people of Europe would like to see a united security service whose aim is to keep us safe. It needs to be properly funded and properly organised. In the way that Interpol already exists we need a similar anti-terrorism organisation. The fight against Islamic State needs to be fought on two fronts. In Syria and Iraq and also in our own cities and towns. We are at war and we have to live with the consequences.

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Sean Dobson / Hace over 5 years

My guess is that it's somebody lately departed still doing a bit of trolling.

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Simon Tow / Hace over 5 years

I would be interested to know who is the person who gave both Sean and myself negative votes. Maybe they could explain why in a letter to the Editor. Could Yvette Cooper be here on holiday ?.

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Sean Dobson / Hace over 5 years

Terrorists have already been introduced into EVERY European country under the guise of refugees,anybody who does not believe that is even more naive than King Priam,do you really believe that IS and other terrorist groups would not seize the greatest opportunity they have ever had to infiltrate every European country.?

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Simon Tow / Hace over 5 years

I don't need the French Prime Minister to tell me, Enoch Powell warned us nearly 50 years ago, and looked what happened to him. But this is nothing new, only the technology has changed. Ask Charles Martel.

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