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Streatham attack: preventing terrorist atrocities will require more than tough noises from simple-minded ministers

Knee-jerk law and order policies are no substitute for resources and dedication

By David Allen Green  

EYui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

Terrorism seems as if it will always be with us. In the United Kingdom, the generation that knew of the Birmingham pub bombings was followed by the generation that experienced the Manchester and Enniskillen bombings, and then by the generation that grew up with 9/11 and 7/7. For Millennials, they have the Ariana Grande concert bombing and the London Bridge stabbings. No doubt the generations yet to come will endure their own atrocities.

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