In 1984 at a Conservative party conference in Brighton, 5 were killed as a result of an IRA attack which saw an explosive device detonated at the hotel where the party were staying. Now the conservatives are back in power and the explosions are set to return.
Counter Terrorism and security expert Patrick Mercer has been informed by army intelligence and former senior police officers of the threat. It is his believe that the threat should be taken seriously of course, any threat of an terrorist attack on a government conference surely should be taken seriously?
The republican terrorist group behind the threat have plans to built up their activity base perhaps to get practice in blowing things up prior to the big day. However experts doubt they have the capability although they undoubtedly have the will to do it.
The party may have been behind an explosion recently that had no warning in Lurgan, County Armagh. They are in support of the Continuity IRA. It is also said that they are prepared to use any excuse to attack police and riot including the excuse of “its good fun”. A rather disturbing development.