Bingley: Homes For ISIS ‘Sick And Self Destructive’
UKIP’s Spokesman on Cyber Security and Terrorism, Richard Bingley, has strongly condemned a government proposal to put returning jihadis to the front of the queue for council housing. The proposal forms part of a broad package of measures under the umbrella of a counter-terror initiative called ‘Operation Constrain’. In addition to taxpayer-funded housing, those selected will be offered counseling and help to find jobs.
Operation Constrain is due to start next year and it is unclear how the government is intending to meet the obviously high cost.
Mr. Bingley said:
Terrorism is not something that can be bribed out of somebody. If somebody is radicalised enough to wish to kill innocent civilians, then it is the height of irresponsibility to offer them housing at the heart of the very same communities they desire to maim and murder. British officials working on this scheme should take a step back and ask themselves why they joined the security agencies in the first place. Was it to save British lives or wantonly support our destruction? This is a sad scheme designed by officials who, themselves, have crossed a line into extremism and are unable to interpret right from wrong. It’s a tragic week for our country which once led the world in counter-terrorism education. In security terms, we are now the ‘sick man of Europe’. What can we do?
He went on to call on any public servants involved in Operation Constrain to “find courage” and simply say “no, I will not be a part of this”.
It is increasingly clear that the government has no coherent direction when it comes to fighting terrorism and is simply is scrambling to regain control of a situation that it has totally lost control of – UKIP as a Party has to provide answers to people who are understandably increasingly frustrated and scared at the prospect of their and their families safety totally compromised.