Are the UK government expecting trouble at the 2012 Olympics?
Up to 13,500 military personnel will help to provide security at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
Security would be police-led but the military would make a “significant contribution”, the MoD said.
Some 5,000 troops will support the police, up to 7,500 will provide venue security and 1,000 will provide logistical support.
Last week, ministers revised the Games security budget from £282m to £553m.
In addition to the 13,500 figure, there will be a 1,000-strong unarmed contingency force ready for deployment in the event of an “Olympics-related civil emergency”.
Why the doubling of the budget?
Could a threat have been received?
How can it actually cost so much?
I’m just after your opinion…....
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.