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Revealed: UK security chiefs in showdown with George Osborne

Revealed: UK security chiefs in showdown with George Osborne

Police demand more firearms officers as Treasury is urged to retreat on cutsSecurity chiefs have issued a stark private warning to the government that Britain’s counter-terror forces must be significantly boosted if they are to cope with a Paris-style terrorist attack.The message has been delivered to the chancellor, George Osborne, before a strategic defence and security review to be announced by David Cameron on Monday. The Observer has learned that Osborne has been planning a £200m cut to proposals for the review made by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command. Continue reading...

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