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    Terror Advice Leaflet Coming to Your Letter Box

    Terror advice leaflet unveiled



    By Tim Castle

    LONDON (Reuters) - With the slogan "Go in, Stay in, Tune in," the government has launched a public information leaflet telling the public what to do in the case of a terror attack.

    "At the moment we don't feel there is an imminent threat but we do have to be on our guard," said Home Office Minister Caroline Flint.

    A copy of the 22-page leaflet "Preparing For Emergencies: What You Need To Know" is being sent to every home during August at a cost of 8.3 million pounds.

    The leaflet, which includes a guide to basic first aid, advises people to stock up on bottled water and tinned food in case they have to stay in their home for several days.

    It said that in most emergencies, the best advice was to go inside a safe building, stay inside until told to do otherwise and tune in to local radio or television for more information.

    "This leaflet is not about a specific threat. It's about the sort of emergencies that might happen up and down the country, from a major fire to a chemical explosion in a factory," said Flint.

    Chris Fox, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said people had become used to being able to get basics at any time and needed to be prepared even for common emergencies like flooding or getting snowed in.

    "We've got used to convenience. Access to money, petrol, food, 24-hours a day," Fox said. "The previous generation were used to things being less predictable."

    Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens has said a terror attack sooner or later is inevitable, but London property manager David McCrory, for one, admitted he was not prepared.

    "I wouldn't know what to do in an emergency," the 40-year-old told Reuters. "People don't know where their nearest shelter or clean water tap is."

    Paul Martin applauded the leaflet campaign. "I think it's a good thing, especially the first aid advice for things like burns," said the 36-year-old sound engineer from London.

    "But with a chemical attack, what can you do?"
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    In my opinion, the booklet should only be sent out to non-chav families. Could be a good way to clean the gene pool a bit

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    Australia did the same thing a year or so ago... But we got a showbag it had a booklet, a little terroris magnet thing for the fridge.. and other crap...

    Hope yours is better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent ben
    In my opinion, the booklet should only be sent out to non-chav families. Could be a good way to clean the gene pool a bit

    Ben
    Genetic clensing.... I like it Couldn't we just remove the chav gene via science? Or maybe burberry condoms?

    I read about the booklet in Metro yesterday, probably the right thing to do really, although why do it now? Are we at increased risk now? Or are they only just getting round to it!

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    Sounds like a bunch of rubbish. Cost £5 million or something as well!
    Not around too often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_owen_uk
    Or maybe burberry condoms?

    !!! You, sir, are a genius.

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    i dont get it.. :S

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    What a waste of time imo.

    Smaller attacks, bombs etc, use your common sense and you'll survive. Anything bigger, chemical/nuclear/biological, no advice booklet is going to save your life if a 2 megaton nuke lands near you.

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    Hmmm...so are they telling us to paint our windows white in our last 4 minutes the way they did with "Protect and Survive" back in the '70s/'80s, I wonder?

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    I'm sure that most of it must be common sense.... but it's not really as though we can predict what form an attack will take anyway!

    ....and can you REALLY see people stocking up on water and tinned food and keeping it "just in case" long term? NO! There's no way I'd be doing my weekly shop thinking "Ooh, I'm running low on bottled water and baked beans, better stock up in case of terrorist attack...."

    It does make you wonder whether they are sending out that information now for a reason though...


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    This is a pointless waste of money, imo.
    I wonder if this will affect the sales for bottled water and tinned food :E

    I can think of better ways to spend large sums of money.
    Last edited by SilentDeath; 27-07-2004 at 01:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by |SilentDeath|
    This is a pointless waste of money, imo.
    I wonder if this will affect the sales for bottled water and tinned food :E

    I can think of better ways to spend large sums of money.
    Agree completely. As everyone else has said- common sense. This goverment pack is an isnsult on peoples intelligence. Yet more money wasted by our shambolic leaders.

    As for stocking up on water and canned food, maybe people will. I remember in the petrol crisis plenty of people emptying shelves (probably mainly dude to lack of refills as the supermarket lorrys couldnt get through) of mineral water.

    Also when there was that big wether scare over a little snow everyone went out and stocked up then to. I can imagine the chavs clearing my local Asdas shelves of fosters
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    How freaky, just when reading this, there's an ad for it on TV.

    As someone's said, time and money wasted.

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    Was listening to the news the other day, and they had a bit on the 60's/70's one....when i wasnt around sadly. One bit of advice (if a nuclear bomb was dropped) was to "Do up your coat" - as that will clearly save you!!! makes you wonder where people get such information!
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    "Remeber, if you hear a nuke land near you, just follow this simple bit of advice, it could save your life - Duck and Cover"

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    so let me get this straight, if there's a terror attack, you have to buy lots of grub, stay indoors with the curtains drawn & watch TV?

    sounds like my old neighbours were consantly expecting a terror attack then


    i remember all this nonsense during the late 70's / 80's with the "protect & survive" stuff, which was also a waste of time, since all it basically said was "if russia drop a few megatonnes of nuclear weapons in your town, hide under the stairs & try not to drink your own wee"
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