Monthly Threat Update March 2022

Monthly Threat Update March 2022

This month, Pool Re Solutions provides analysis of the involvement of far-right groups in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what this could mean for the UK’s terrorism threat landscape. We also provide a roundup of significant terrorism-related events across advanced market countries. This includes the use of fitness apps as recruitment tools by far-right groups in the UK and the Global Terrorism Index’s review of the impact of terrorism in 2021, among other developments. Finally, we examine conviction and sentencing data for terrorism charges in Great Britain,...
Monthly Threat Update January 2022

Monthly Threat Update January 2022

There were no terrorist attacks in Great Britain this month. However, in Texas, a British man took four hostages at a Synagogue and demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist also referred to as “Lady Al Qaeda”. The hostages were released, and the hostage taker was killed by the FBI. A number of arrests have been made in the UK in relation to the incident. Damian Hinds MP, Home Office Minister for Security and Borders, has this month released a report summarising the findings of the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty...
Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

On 10th January 2022, the Minister for Security and Borders at the Home Office, Damian Hinds MP, released a report summarising the findings from the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty legislation that will require owners and/or operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs) to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public from terrorist attack.  Background Since 2017, the United Kingdom has suffered a number of low-sophistication terror attacks in public spaces, in addition to the devastation of larger-scale atrocities such...