London Olympics security not affected by austerity
British officials say austerity measures will not affect
security for the London Olympics in 2012.
Home Secretary Theresa May told reporters that the 500 million
pounds ($804 million) Olympics security budget is being protected
from cuts and won’t be affected by the tough measures aimed at
reducing Britain’s burgeoning budget deficit.
May refused to discuss whether officials had any information on
whether slain al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden had planned to target
Homegrown suicide bombers attacked London’s transit network in
2005, killing 52 people the day after London was awarded the
The British government has repeatedly said the national terror
threat will remain at the ”severe” level during the Olympics,
meaning an attack is ”highly likely.”