It takes a nation to protect the nation
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Alan recently said to me that whilst he remembered the equation policing terrorism = cost of 5 regional police forces, he found it hard to believe. So, here's the evidence for that;
£3.5bn was the cost of policing terrorism for 2010 (predicted in 2007). I would guess that it is costing far more to police terrorism now than was estimated in 2007 (after all, the people who calculate these costs also tell us incessantly that Islam is The Religion of Peace).
Actually, the annual budget of GMP is £0.5bn. Therefore, on those predicted costs, muslim terrorism is costing at least the cost of 7 regional police forces the size of GMP.
In fact, GMP is one of the top most expensive police forces in England. When one looks at the budgets for all the police forces in England, then the annual cost of policing terrorism costs MORE than the budgets of the first 17 police forces in an alphabetical list up to and including GMP.
It would seem likely that the cost of policing muslim terrrorism is already close to, or exceeding, the cost of all policing in England (minus the Metropolitan police, who cost 5x as much as GMP does).