“The British national security system has for too long operated not as a system to guarantee the security of British lives, but rather to guarantee the security of powerful vested interests to which the state appears irreparably beholden. This raises serious questions about the predicament of British democracy, the role of the state in the ‘war on terror’, the state as an instrument of corporate interest as opposed to public choice, and the ability of citizens to participate meaningfully in policymaking, relevant to their own security”.
Nafeez Ahmed, The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry
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