‘Cameron under fire as MI5 terrorism blunders emerge’

Published on 27 May 2013 at 10:55


Prime Minister David Cameron came under increasing fire over his judgement after news emerged that he had visited the headquarters of domestic security service MI5 the day after soldier Lee Rigby was stabbed to death in London on May 22, to congratulate the spies on their work battling terrorism, despite growing reports of MI5 errors.

Kenyan officials say that one of the murder suspects was arrested two years ago together with a group of alleged terrorists trying to travel to Somalia and join the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. But when Kenya informed British officials, they did not treat the matter seriously.

Cameron was also criticised for continuing with a family holiday to Spain “in the aftermath of the worst terrorist atrocity on British soil” since the London Tube bombings in 2005, writes The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper splashed photos of Cameron and his wife, Samantha, on holiday in Ibiza next to pictures of Rigby’s family visiting the site of the murder.

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