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20/07/04
Ring of Steel set for Parliament
- Spooks say concrete is not enough, as terrorists target Big Ben

STREET-PROTESTS outside the Houses of Parliament could become a thing of the past if a proposed 'ring of steel' gets the go-ahead.

According to reports, Britain's secret services are to recommend the construction of a tough security cordon to replace the concrete blocks that currently guard parliament. One piece of leaked intelligence suggests terrorists have plans to blow up Big Ben, forcing it to collapse on top of the Commons.

The idea seems to be to build a steel fence that would drastically limit access to the seat of British democracy. Concrete is deemed a risk factor as demonstrators might use the blocks for their own purposes.

The road alongside the House of Commons has traditionally been used as a site for protests but the events surrounding the Iraq War has led to a
review of the area which drew first results with the concrete wall and is now set to be taken a step further.




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